Gerrard to switch to 4-4-2 should Jermain Defoe become a Ger?
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Gerrard to switch to 4-4-2 should Jermain Defoe become a Ger?

Rangers have certainly been busy in the opening stages of this January Transfer Window.
Should they manage to seal a deal for Jermain Defoe, it could be an incredibly astute signing. A glance at the the player’s career numbers shows that he has real pedigree.

Defoe has proven to be deadly in front of goal, across a 20-year professional career. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

However, it remains to be seen how Steven Gerrard would incorporate the England international into his side.
More often than not this season, the manager has opted to play one up top, with five in midfield.
Alfredo Morelos is the main man, and with 20 goals already, he should remain so, regardless of any new signings.

El Buffalo has been outstanding this season, (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

At just 5ft 7′, Defoe’s size doesn’t lend itself to the role of lone target man, either.
Therefore, if he is to start, perhaps a shift to 4-4-2 is needed.
That may leave the Gers a little more open at the back. Yet, what an exciting partnership Morelos and Defoe could form.
The Colombian’s power and directness, alongside the Englishman’s guile and finishing ability.

Defoe will hope to hit the ground running, should he sign for Rangers. (Photo by Craig Mercer – CameraSport via Getty Images)

A troubling thought for defences across Scotland.
Surely, if the Defoe deal gets over the line, in the matches following the winter break, Gerrard must adapt in order to try out this partnership.
Particularly at Ibrox, which has become a fortress once more, maybe it’s time to throw caution to the wind, and make a statement of intent, with a sackful of goals.

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