In football, they say some problems are good ones to have. And for Steven Gerrard, there’s one such dilemma he faces this season.

Since Alfredo Morelos has been out of the team, Jermain Defoe has proven an able deputy. The iconic English striker has now fully settled into the side and looks like a real asset for Rangers.

The arrival of Steven Davis and Jermain Defoe was met with much fanfare in January but both struggled to assert their roles in the side. Now, both look like solid options with Defoe standing out in the last two games.

Jermain Defoe has six goals and five assists in 12 Scottish Premiership appearances. Six of those have been from the bench. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He scored against Hearts, whilst he had one incorrectly chalked off against Motherwell. In these matches, Rangers have been rampant and put in some energetic, commanding performances.

If these kinds of showings are a sign of things to come fans can be confident going into next season.


But both the 3-0 victories were earned without the troublesome Morelos in the side.


Does Morelos get a shot in the final three games of the season?

There is no doubt the Colombian firebrand is amongst the finest talents seen at Ibrox in a long time. But his involvement in off-the-ball incidents has put the team under immense pressure this season.

His 29 goals have gone some way to making up for it but with plenty of transfer talk surrounding the Colombian Gerrard must put the team first.

Alfredo Morelos has been linked with moves to Borussia Dortmund [Sky Sports] and Eintracht Frankfurt [Daily Express]. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The dilemma for Steven Gerrard going into the rest of the season is this. Does he continue with a settled side which can build momentum for next year?

Or does he call Morelos back into the squad for the final three matches in the hope it might inspire a change in attitude? Or even to inspire Morelos to hang around for another year?

Either way, choosing between these two quality strikers isn’t exactly a bad dilemma to have.

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