Rangers defender Filip Helander insists Ibrox team-mate Alfredo Morelos must be “doing something right” after smashing Celtic icon Henrik Larsson’s Scottish record for most goals in Europe in a single campaign.

The Colombian took his tally to 13 against Feyenoord to break Larsson’s almost 20-year-old record, as well as becoming the first Ger to score in four consecutive European games.

Steven Berghuis of Feyenoord, Filip Helander of Rangers FC during the UEFA Europa League group G match between Feyenoord Rotterdam and Rangers FC at De Kuip on November 28, 2019 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Helander challenges Feyenoord’s Steven Berghuis in the 2-2 between the sides last week(Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images)

Helander saw plenty of Larsson as a youngster growing up in Sweden but insists his Ibrox colleague is “just fantastic” as he continues to score for fun just now.

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“He must be doing something right if he is breaking records set by Henrik Larsson,” said Helander, as quoted by The Herald.

“As a Swede growing up in the 90s and noughties, I obviously saw Henrik Larsson quite a bit.


“But Alfredo is just fantastic. Sometimes you don’t see a whole lot of him in the game but he is always there you know, every week scoring important goals, he is an outstanding player for us. I hope we can keep him for a very long time.”


Morelos will be hoping to keep up his incredible recent form over the coming weeks with a string of vital games for the Gers before the end of 2019.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 01: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

El Buffalo celebrates after opening the scoring in the 5-0 thrashing of Hearts on Sunday (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Clashes with Aberdeen and Celtic this week will be a massive test for Steven Gerrard’s side in their title ambitions and their quest for a first trophy in eight years.

Hopefully, Morelos sticks around at Ibrox and breaks a few more of Larsson’s records – and Rangers fans will be dreaming they’ll see the Colombian go one better than the Swede did in his record-setting season and actually win in the final.

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