The Rangers boss noticed his Colombian striker come off the bench to attain his workforce’s second purpose and have an help within the third that noticed off a decided Livingston 3-Zero yesterday to take his workforce to second place within the Premiership.

And Gerrard is adamant that 16-goal Morelos will probably be going nowhere so long as he has a say within the matter.

“I’ll combat tooth and nail to maintain him right here for so long as doable,” mentioned Gerrard.

“I’ll fall out with individuals to maintain him right here. That’s how a lot I like him.

“I like him and respect him, however I additionally perceive each participant has his worth. I need to hold him right here so long as doable as a result of he makes my job lots simpler.”

Morelos was booked for dissent, which implies he misses the go to to Dundee on December 9, however Gerrard insisted he’s partly accountable for the variety of cautions he picks up.

He mentioned: “I have to share a few of that blame. I’m asking him to be in peoples’ faces and to be aggressive and press and never cease quick and actually do what different centre-forwards do to our defenders.”

Gerrard was delighted with the win over Livi, courtesy of objectives from Daniel Candeias, Morelos and Scott Arfield.

He added: “I’m very happy for the gamers. It was an important win.”

Rangers can go high subsequent week with a win at Tynecastle whereas leaders Celtic are on Betfred Cup ultimate responsibility.

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