The Ibrox striking duo have been in exceptional form at the start of Rangers’ season.

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish thinks the form of Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe is Steven Gerrard’s ‘dream scenario’ at Ibrox, writing in his Sunday Post column.

Both strikers have been firing in the goals with regularity at the start of the season, with Gerrard spoilt for choice in attack when determining his starting elevens.

Defoe found himself back on the score-sheet earlier today, helping the Gers progress against third-tier side East Fife in the Scottish League Cup.

Dalglish chose to single the duo out in his Sunday Post column, writing: “Rangers played well in the two legs against FC Midtjylland and once again Alfredo Morelos was in fine form, scoring twice and setting up another.

“He has been finding the net regularly this season, and so has Jermain Defoe.

“It’s a dream scenario for a manager to have both strikers right on it, and walking around the building every day in a happy place.”

Morelos has scored an impressive nine goals in eight matches this term, also assisting three others. The Colombian looks intent on matching or even improving upon his 30-goal tally of last season.

He still has a bit to prove at Ibrox, notably in big matches and in big derbies against Celtic, but he’s clearly brimming with confidence and apparently improving upon his already high standards.

Defoe meanwhile is emerging as the perfect rotation and substitute option. Despite not being Gerrard’s prime pick in attack, he himself has netted six goals already, just two behind his total in the second half of last season.

Although often only playing with one striker, Rangers could rely on Defoe heavily in a season that Gerrard will be hoping lasts close to 60 games.

If both of them maintain consistency over the coming months then the Ibrox side will likely be winning the vast majority of their matches.

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