Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is hoping Steven Gerrard’s Liverpool connection will have meant he has cropped up on the European champion’s radar.
The Colombian international has never hidden his desire to leave the Light Blues if a team in a bigger league comes calling, and when speaking recently about his future, the forward revealed he is motivated to keep performing on the pitch by the prospect of teams like the Reds taking an interest in him:
“I think they are aware (of me). I imagine that is the case with the coach we have, who played for Liverpool for so long. I imagine he has friends and directors who come to the games, as well as scouts from other teams. It’s a motivation to keep doing well. In the short-term, I’m with Rangers.”
“It depends on what I do, if I score a lot of goals there will be interest from a lot more teams, from the biggest and most competitive leagues. There are many interested clubs, let’s wait until the end of the season to see which leagues are asking for me and then I can make a decision. If God grants me the opportunity to go to a good club, it will happen.”
No matter what club is keeping tabs on him, though, Morelos’s primary focus will be on scoring goals to fire the Gers’ title challenge between now and the end of the season.
With Jermain Defoe currently out injured with a calf problem, the onus is on the 23-year-old to come up with the goods in front of goal. He may have scored 28 goals this season but he drew a blank against Aberdeen last time out and he will be hoping to put that right against Hibernian this evening.