Glasgow Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos put in a superb display for Steven Gerrard’s side in last night’s Europa League last-32 triumph at Ibrox.
The Gers made it to the last 16 of the competition for the second year in a row with 5-2 win over Antwerp for a comfortable aggregate score of 9-5.
While several Rangers players performed well, Morelos was the standout, putting in a complete performance complete with a goal, two assists and the winning of a penalty.
The 24-year-old swept home a first-time shot in the ninth minute, set up goals for Nathan Patterson and Ryan Kent, and won a spot kick that Borna Barisic converted.
Morelos also delivered a great act of sportsmanship when he stopped an attack with Jeremy Gelin pulling up.
Reflecting on the game during an appearance on Sky Sports’ Football Show, John Hartson was in awe of the Colombia international’s efforts.
“They’ve a fantastic threat up top in Alfredo Morelos,” said the former Celtic man, as quoted by The Scotsman.
“He divides opinion, he’s a little bit unpredictable, but he’s a nuisance and he gets you goals.
“He’s the type of player who backs in, he’s strong. He’d be a nightmare to play against. Steven Gerrard is right, he was unplayable last night.”
Morelos’ time at Ibrox hasn’t been all plain sailing, but last night he showed just how superb he can be and why Rangers should keep hold of him at all costs.
Already the Gers have one hand on the Scottish Premiership trophy, and they certainly have the quality to make it far in the Europa League too thanks to the likes of Morelos.