STEVEN GERRARD puts the superb recent form of Alfredo Morelos down to the hard work of the Colombian over the course of the season.
Morelos can beat the Scottish Premiership record of scoring in eight consecutive league matches tomorrow night having equalled the tally set by Dundee’s David Clarkson in 2014.
Speaking at this afternoon’s press conference, Gerrard explained: “I think it is down to Alfredo – he is the one who is doing all the hard work and he is the one who has got himself in better condition.
“He has got himself fitter, stronger and he looks better and looks sharper. So he deserves all the credit and as a coaching staff, we have just tried to guide him, give him the right love and push him at times.
“All of my staff are available for every single player in the squad and the office never closes.
“In pre-season, he pushed himself to the limit and the max in every single session. People are saying he is in a great place, and the biggest thing is he is smiling and he is enjoying his training and enjoying being in the dressing room.
“The players love having him here, and not just Alfredo, but all of our top players, I think they need to realise what they have got here.
“They are at a fantastic club where the fans adore them, and I know sometimes it is inviting to look over the fence and look around to see there might be something better, but realise what you have got here.
“Alfredo, your Tav’s and your Goldson’s – they’re our top players.”
Gerrard was also quizzed on the celebration of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, after the German ran onto the pitch following his side’s 96th-minute winner over Everton on Sunday.
The Gers manager was thrilled to see his former club claim the victory, although he reckons he would struggle to control things if his Rangers side triumphed in a similar fashion.
He added: “Well I ran further than him when we got the goal, and I was caught up in the emotions as well! That’s Jurgen and that’s why I am delighted he is leading my team to hopefully good things.
“But I have never been on the sidelines as a manager and won a derby in the 96th minute, so it is difficult to judge. Don’t be surprised though if you see me run further.”