Rangers fans are concerned about Steven Gerrard’s side after watching the team lose 2-1 away to Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday night.
The Gers have again lost ground on Celtic at the top of the table after the Hoops demolished St Mirren 4-0 at home and the defeat at Rugby Park was a damaging one for fans’ confidence in Gerrard and his men.
The Ibrox boss experimented somewhat from his trusted formations this season, opting to play both Jermain Defoe and Alfredo Morelos together in attack.
Defoe poked home the opener early on but most fans recognised that playing both did not work out throughout the rest of the match and are now worried about the pair partnering up going forward.
A lot of money is being spent on Defoe’s wages and there could be pressure on Gerrard to play him consistently.
Has the manager backed himself into a corner with this signing?
These fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
After watching Defoe I can safely say unless he improves 100 percent we should have saved the wages and kept Hardie. Did nothing but poke the ball in.
The formation didn't work in the friendly game and didn't work tonight.
Worral was awful and MacGregor not far behind.
— Douglas Thorburn (@dthorb1975) January 23, 2019
Wrong game for an experiment and two very immobile defenders. Don't think Morelos and Defoe will work up top.
— Albertz11legend (@Vertigo_RM) January 23, 2019
The pill he’s going to have to swallow is that Morelos and Defoe probably shouldn’t play together in the vast majority of games.
— Andy Urie (@urieguy) January 23, 2019
Defoe was pinged more long balls than Morelos tonight. Pointless waste of possession. If they are going to play together Morelos needs to stay the definite target and Defoe play off him and offer in behind.
— MC KENTSTA (@yerdugsmaster) January 23, 2019
The 442 diamond gamble didn't pay off, that's the cost of trying to accommodate Morelos and Defoe together.
Despite that, our biggest downfall tonight was individual mistakes. So fucking frustrating.
— Graeme.Hanna (@graeme818) January 23, 2019
Don't think Defoe can start and i hope Gerrard sees that, Morelos plays his best football when he's up there on his own with 2 wingers and a overlapping midfielder
— Harrison Crowe (@harricrowe) January 23, 2019
Defoe done what he was brought in to do. Score they types of goals. But is it worth it at the expense of how Morelos plays? I think Gerrard has made a massive problem for himself here. I wouldn't be against playing both up front against livi as we started well. But when we were
— Andy ???????? (@andyh1872) January 23, 2019