Rangers stormed to a 3-0 win in the Scottish Premiership for the second successive mate on Sunday, this time beating Motherwell at Fir Park.
Following up the Wednesday night win over Hearts with the same scoreline this weekend, it’s clear that Steven Gerrard has gotten the reaction he was looking for in the wake of last week’s derby defeat.
Scott Arfield was the goal hero of the day, netting a superb hat-trick after combining superbly with on-loan striker Jermain Defoe.
Defoe was impressive throughout the match despite not finding the back of the net, unselfishly setting up his teammate to put the game beyond doubt.
The Bournemouth man has had to remain patient for first-team chances in recent months but is doing his chances of being selected more by Steven Gerrard no harm at all.
Many feel his team-focused performance was the perfect study guide for under fire forward Alfredo Morelos, who has been criticised for his selfishness this season.
Some even believe Defoe should stay in the team ahead of the Colombian when the 22-year-old returns from suspension.
These fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the veteran’s performance…
Defoe is better than Morelos
— Sean Baillie (@seanbaillie91) April 7, 2019
So unselfish, Morelos would have shot rather than square to Arfield twice
— Kyle Johnston (@kylej123) April 7, 2019
Great team mentality from Defoe today, Morelos may well have done the same, maybe wouldn’t have been in the same position to step away like that but credit Defoe for squaring it. Arfield on a hat trick so probably played its part. Especially a striker to do that. ????????????????
— UDR4 (@Loudon1C) April 7, 2019
2 assists from Defoe and also should have had one himself if it wasn’t for another honest mistake. If Alfredo goes, I don’t think he would be missed much personally and for the record arfields 3rd goal, Morelos is never squaring that!!
— Grant (@grant_mckay) April 7, 2019
If morelos wants to progress at rangers then he should've had his note pad and pen out taking notes from that Defoe performance. Solid performance from everyone today.
— Ian Adams (@ianadams22) April 7, 2019
We have relied on morelos so much we have no played like a team well last 2 ga we have an I have thoroughly enjoyed both defoe gives us so much more, he skill hold up play is brilliant
— Ryan kent loyal (@Ryankentloyal2) April 7, 2019
Defoe and Arfield btw???? Morelos better no walk back in to that team at the end of his suspension.
— Lee (@LeeRafferty1872) April 7, 2019
Well done @IAmJermainDefoe unselfish play there ????????
If that was morelos he would have shot and missed and it would still be 2-0
Defoe should be our main striker every game now ????
— ????The????Real????Deal???????? (@realdeal1690) April 7, 2019
Should Jermain Defoe stay in the team ahead of Alfredo Morelos? Have your say in the comments below…