Steven Gerrard and Alfredo Morelos certainly have a positive relationship, but the former isn’t happy with the latter.
Rangers fell to a dreadful 1-0 home defeat to Aberdeen last night. It was a loss that ended the Gers’ short stint at the top of the table as well as ensuring that Gerrard’s unbeaten home record also came crashing down.
The Ibrox side had long spells of the match with a man advantage after Sam Cosgrove’s red card. Despite creating some decent opportunities, however, Rangers couldn’t make it count.
Morelos, however, evened things up with a silly red card of his own – taking Rangers’ tally in total to eight reds for the season.
Gerrard spoke to Rangers TV after the game, and believed his side were on course for something from the game had it not been for Morelos’ red.
“I felt if we kept the man advantage then we’d have certainly got one goal. I’m convinced because Aberdeen would’ve got very tired with 10 men.
“When it went to 10-v-10 it’s just a lottery, especially when people are not listening to instructions out there.
“I’ve got no complaints. To beat Aberdeen at home or on any football pitch, you need the majority of your players at it”
Gerrard keen to lay blame on everyone
What’s evident here is that Gerrard is in no mood to only blame Morelos for the game overall. He believes nobody was at it on the night, and comes across as seriously fuming in his post-match interview.
The comments on the red card, however, are hard to ignore. Whether Rangers would’ve gotten a goal or not is anybody’s guess, but Gerrard certainly seems to think so.
The Rangers manager has commented on plenty of occasions in the past about how much he loves his 17-goal man. Morelos has given Rangers a lot this season with some big goals, but his discipline is becoming a problem. That’s now his third red card of the season already.
Gerrard now has to pick his players up ahead of a must-win game against Dundee. They’ll likely watch the match back today at the Hummel Training Centre, and it’s going to be a grim analysis for the lot of them.
Despite losing top spot, however, the damage on the night was minimal as Motherwell held Celtic to a draw at Fir Park. Rangers have to pick themselves up and get back on track, as you can’t imagine their rivals letting them off the hook again.