Steven Gerrard compares Alfredo Morelos with ex-Liverpool striker

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has compared Alfredo Morelos with former teammate and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. The Colombian has been in sublime form for the Scottish outfit this term with 16 goals across all competitions and this has helped them propel to the top of the table ahead of reigning champions Celtic.

Speaking to reporters, Gerrard was full of praise for the Colombian attacker, who has led the club’s frontline with successive despite his aggressive style of play. He added that his disciplinary record can be compared to former teammate Suarez, although the club are likely to work towards sorting out the issue with the attacker.

I think he knows. There is an element when you have to let him be. He plays on the edge, he will make it uncomfortable for those two centre-backs, or three if they decide to go with a three. But at the same time we can’t ask Alfredo not to be aggressive in the way he plays because that is when he is at his best and the reason why he is two goals off last year’s tally. He does actually [remind me of Suarez], yeah. A lot.We can change him, we can help, we can certainly help in terms of his disciplinary record. He knows that,” he said.

Meanwhile, Morelos’ future has been a regular topic of speculation since the start of the season and when asked on the same, Gerrard assured the fans by stating that neither he nor the club are under any pressure to part ways with the marksman. Rangers recently secured a 2-1 win over Hearts on the road and the victory has jumped them to the top of the standings, although they have played an extra game more than Celtic, who are behind themby just the single point. Rangers are currently on a four-match winning streak and they are scheduled to face Aberdeen on the road during the midweek game.