Sir Kenny Dalglish believes Alfredo Morelos needs to get his petulance under control or risk becoming a “complete liability” for Rangers.
Morelos is serving a three-match ban after his red card against Aberdeen in midweek – and Dalglish thinks the Colombian needs to show more “maturity.”
“Morelos has plenty of talent but he has to control his petulance,” Sir Kenny told the Sunday Post.
“He can’t allow himself to become a complete liability.
“The Colombian needs to show more maturity and self-control.”
So far this season, Morelos has picked up four red cards – one of which was rescinded – and been booked 11 times.
Much has been made of his apparent disciplinary problems although the quality of officiating must be questioned.
While it’s fair to see Morelos is no use to Steven Gerrard in the stands, there’s no doubt about his quality.
There’s little chance of the Colombian becoming a “liability” when he’s consistently the top scorer in the league.
At only 22, he’s still got some growing up to do and will become a truly top-class striker.
His technical ability is phenomenal and gets ignored among the discussion over his temperament.
As he matures – and he will – Morelos will still have moments of stupidity.
He’s not the first footballer to do so and won’t be the last.
Instead of trying to hyper-manage him, we should just enjoy him while we can.