Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has sent a warning to star striker Alfredo Morelos over remaining focused on his football.
As per the Scotsman, Gerrard expects Morelos to knuckle down and ignored the talk about his personal life in favour of focusing on getting Rangers’ title bid back on track.
He said: “Other normal 23-year-olds on the street have a lot to deal with as well in life. Alfredo is paid extremely well to remain focused and to continue to perform well for Rangers and that is what I expect and demand from him – that he focuses on his football and does everything he can to help his team-mates.
“The suspension he served recently hasn’t been helpful to his friends in the team, to his club or to the supporters so he needs to remain focused and continue to do what he is paid extremely well to do.”
TBR’s View – Gerrard may be getting tired of talking about Morelos
Gerrard played with Luis Suarez at Liverpool which means he is no stranger to indulging a circus around a star South American striker if he produces the goods on the pitch.
The suspensions are likely the most frustrating aspect. Many sins can be ignored in football but if a player is not on the pitch to help his team-mates then it brings the issue to a head.
Gerrard has been sympathetic with Morelos in the past but these comments hint at a desire to see him knuckle down and a reminder that sympathy will only stretch so far.