Rangers defeated fierce rivals Celtic at Ibrox yesterday to finish their home campaign with a flourish. Goals from James Tavernier and Scott Arfield ensured a memorable afternoon for the Gers supporters.
Steven Gerrard will look back on his first season in management with some pride. He might not have ended Rangers’ long wait for major silverware, but he has overseen two superb wins over Celtic.
The summer will see the Light Blues’ boss go in search of squad reinforcements. In attack, Alfredo Morelos might be sold, with Marseille lining-up a £16 million bid for the Colombian, according to The Scottish Sun.
Sunday’s victory over Neil Lennon’s team proved that there is life for Rangers after Morelos. The 29-goal striker was benched by Gerrard, coming on for the final 11 minutes to replace Jermain Defoe.
The on-loan Bournemouth man might not have scored yesterday, but he highlighted the other qualities that he can bring to Gerrard’s team. His overall play was excellent against the Hoops and everyone is aware of his natural ability as a goalscorer.
Rangers shouldn’t fear losing their 29-goal striker. Defoe has netted eight goals and claimed nine assists this season. Next season, he will surely be itching to push towards 20 goals during his first full season at Ibrox, if not more.
The former England man is more than capable of spearheading Rangers’ push towards silverware and he could become Gerrard’s main man next season.