Date: 13th January 2021 at 10:30am
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Steven Gerrard couldn’t hide his delight at his side’s performance against Aberdeen, even if one lapse in concentration did end up presenting a false impression of the game.

WIth 80% possession, Rangers were as dominant as they have ever been at Pittodrie and, as usual, it took a couple of stunning stops from Joe Lewis, a missed penalty and a goal-line clearance to keep the score respectable.

The most pleasing aspect of play, in the gaffer’s book, was the forward play and, as reported by The Glasgow Evening Times, the return to form of one Alfredo Morelos:

“All of my front players looked dangerous today.

“Ryan Kent was a threat throughout the game, Joe Aribo got another assist and Alfredo is back with a bang.

“That is probably the most pleasing thing, aside from the points. In terms of the job he has been doing for the team, he has been pretty selfless. The effort and application have been there.

“He has suffered a little bit, as most forwards do from time to time, with his confidence in front of goal. But you saw that return today. His two goals were excellent.

“There have been signs of it. He’s looked a lot more dangerous. He deserved his Man of the Match award and if we keep him in the place he is in now, he is going to be a huge help to us going forward.”

Since returning from his two-match ban handed out by the compliance officer, Morelos has looked sharp in and around the box, a well deserved goal against St Johnstone put him back on the goal trail and only a couple of decent blocks by defenders stopped him opening his account against Celtic.

Is Morelos back?

Yes

Yes

Not yet

Not yet

His two goals against Aberdeen were peak El Bufalo, one touch followed by a shot at goal, the movement to create space for himself shouldn’t be ignored either and he will be delighted to have his manager’s backing after his longest dry spell since signing a few years ago.

An in form Morelos is the best player in the country, that we are flying high without him at his best points to an ominous run in if he is truly back on song, buckle up Bears, this could be fun.