Our loss against Celtic was frustrating on Sunday, but what was even more frustrating was the manner in which it came. It was, naturally, a volatile atmosphere, but there was no excuse for either set of players to lose their heads, and that is certainly the case for Alfredo Morelos.
The Columbian, who had the chance to cement his status with a good performance, not only let us down when he was sent off in the first half, but he let himself down. It was just another case of him simply doing what he always does, which is to put himself amongst the headlines, but in this case, he was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
In the past, we’ve been able to get past it. After all, he’s our top goalscorer, and he’s arguably the finest player in Scotland.
However, his disciplinary issues have now gone too far, and Gerrard has been left with a decision to make. Is it time to sell him? We think it might be.
After all, a player’s talent is irrelevant if they can’t be relied upon. He’s proven he can score, but time and time he’s let us down with his disciplinary issues. Sending off after sending off, yellow card after yellow card, altercation and altercation, where does it stop?
The reality is that if we can’t rely on our forward to be on the pitch at the end of a game, what can we rely on him for? This isn’t the first time that he’s cost us a match, and it won’t be the last if he stays.
But for that reason, it’s time for Gerrard to call time on Morelos. It’s time for him to go, and it’s time for us to find a replacement because this has happened too much. He’s becoming a liability. A very talented liability, sure, but a liability nonetheless.
It’s time to move on.