Rangers manager Steven Gerrard thinks Borna Barisic’s cross to set-up Alfredo Morelos’ equaliser against Porto was David Beckham-esque and thinks the former Man United icon would’ve been proud.
Barisic’s incredible cross found Morelos in the Porto box after a fantastic bit of build-up play before the Colombian showed great composure to fire the ball home.
Gerrard hailed both Barisic’s cross and Morelos’ finish as “world-class” and insists few strikers would’ve had the ability to score from the same position.
“We always knew we could hurt them down the sides as they become very narrow in the final third,” Gerrard said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“But the cross from Borna and the finish from Alfredo were both world-class bits of play. The cross was Beckham-esque and I’m sure David would have been proud of that one.
“The finish, with the composure to take the touch and then lift it high into the net, not many strikers would do that in that situation.”
The Gers arguably deserved to come away with more from the game against Porto but there’s little doubt that Morelos’ goal was a fantastic bit of football by Gerrard’s side.
Barisic’s cross just sums up how far the defender has come since arriving at Rangers and looking totally out of his depth before turning things around and cementing his place at left-back.
With a couple of free-kick goals to his name this season too, maybe there’s something in the Beckham comparison – even if Barisic isn’t quite as vain as the former Real Madrid star.