Alfredo Morelos scored for Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers in the Europa League on Thursday.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard

Alfredo Morelos is one of the best strikers in the Scottish Premiership, and the Rangers star was in action for Steven Gerrard’s side on Thursday evening.

The 23-year-old striker played well for Rangers in their Europa League Group G game against FC Porto away from home in Portugal on Thursday evening.

The Colombia international scored for the Gers in the 44th minute, as the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

After the match, Rangers manager Steven Gerrard spoke highly of the 23-year-old, and he seems to have sent a clear message to the club’s hierarchy about the need to keep the 23-year-old at Ibrox.

Gerrard told The Scottish Sun: “Buff’s composure and finish was world class. “I think tonight you see the importance he is to me, to Rangers.

“It’s the reason why there’s so much fuss and so much talk about Alfredo and why he’s linked with so many teams – because he’s an outstanding footballer.

“Tonight again he showed the reason why we have to keep him here. For us to be successful moving forward, he’s a key component.”

Rangers stay

Morelos is a brilliant footballer, and Rangers have to keep hold of the striker in order to maintain their challenge for the Scottish Premiership title this season.

The striker is a proven and regular goalscorer, and if the Gers are to win the league title this season and make a major impact in the Europa League, then they have to keep hold of him beyond January.

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