Celtic icon Kenny Dalglish thinks Alfredo Morelos could jeopardise Rangers’ title hopes if he picks up more suspensions – and bizarrely claimed the Colombian needs to “get back to the way he was in the early months” of the season.

Morelos served the last of a three-match ban in today’s Premiership clash with Hearts and Dalglish thinks Morelos’ “good behaviour wasn’t evident enough” recently.

LASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers FC celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League group G match between Rangers FC and FC Porto at Ibrox Stadium on November 07, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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Dalglish believes Morelos has let players “overly wind him up” recently, despite none having had nothing to do with any of his recent bookings or red cards.

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“If he falls foul of referees too often between now and May, then he risks having to sit our more games and that will seriously threaten Rangers’ chances of winning the title. That’s how vital he is to Steven Gerrard,” Daglish said in his Sunday Post column.

“Alfredo needs to get back to the way he was in the early months of the campaign. He was well behaved and didn’t allow any opposition player to overly wind him up.


“But his good behaviour wasn’t evident enough a few weeks ago and, rightly or wrongly, he was sent off against Motherwell and Celtic.”


Morelos will return to the side on Wednesday when the Gers host Ross County in the Scottish Premiership after missing the last three games.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers walks from the pitch after being sent off near the end of the game during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on December 29, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The Colombian’s ban consisted of one carried over from last season in the cup, one for a red card picked up for simulation and the third as a result of the totting up process.

Quite what Dalglish is on about when mentioning players winding him up is anyone’s guess – but it’s abundantly clear just how important El Buffalo is to the Rangers side.


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