Rangers’ discipline was a collective problem at the beginning of the season; the beginning of Steven Gerrard’s management career went the same way as the start of his playing days, with raw passion being channelled in the wrong way too often.
The Liverpool icon appears to have got a grip on that, but Alfredo Morelos has not got the message and he picked up his third red card of the season against Aberdeen in midweek.
Morelos is Rangers’ talisman and greatest attacking threat but he is no good to Gerrard if he is constantly unavailable and being without him in the Betfred Cup semi-final cost the Gers dear.
Experienced campaigner Gareth McAuley has told Morelos to get a grip on his discipline and it is the message of senior pros like that which Gerrard will hope can get through.
McAuley was brought to Rangers more as defensive cover as anything else, and Gerrard will not be expecting the Northern Irishman to be making a huge contribution to Rangers’ chase for silverware on the pitch.
But if he can get through to Morelos about his discipline, then perhaps the former West Brom defender can make his most telling Gers contribution off the pitch.