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Gerrard should consider a strike partnership of Defoe and Morelos

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Gerrard should consider a strike partnership of Defoe and Morelos

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard could consider playing Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe together when Scottish football resumes in two weeks.

Defoe has joined the Light Blues on an 18-month loan deal from Bournemouth.

The move has been greeted with euphoria by Rangers supporters, who are aware of Defoe’s goalscoring prowess in the Premier League over the years.

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The Englishman has scored 162 goals in 496 top flight matches.

He’s been with Bournemouth since joining from relegated Sunderland in 2017, but has failed to make his mark on the south coast with Callum Wilson and Josh King proving strong competition.

 

Defoe will now ply his trade at Ibrox, and Gerrard should definitely consider a change in tactics.

Deadly duo Defoe and Morelos?

With the exception of his Sunderland stint, Defoe has generally played with a strike partner throughout his career, despite being capable of leading the line on his own.

His 162-goal haul in the Premier League has been made possible by playing right up top alongside players such as Peter Crouch, Dimitar Berbatov, Robbie Keane.

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Gerrard could well be tempted by the idea of using Defoe and Morelos in tandem.

Together they could wreak havoc on defences in Scotland, with Morelos’ industrious nature likely to play to Defoe’s strengths.

Many have assumed that Defoe will feature as back up to the Colombian, but Gerrard certainly shouldn’t rule the idea out.

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It would mean dropping a midfield player though, so Gerrard would have to think about who could make way in the engine room.

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