'Gerrard must have done something' - Exclusive: Whelan drops Rangers transfer claim after reveal
Noel Whelan claims Steven Gerrard will be having doubts over selling Alfredo Morelos after he delivered an update on the striker’s future at Rangers.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds and Aberdeen forward suggests the Gers boss has “done something” to get the Colombia international fit and firing for the club again.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Gerrard confirmed it was a “possibility” that the 24-year-old would stay at Ibrox past the end of the transfer window despite all the speculation that has surrounded the striker.
Steven Gerrard says it is possible that Alfredo Morelos will remain a Rangers player after the transfer window closes.
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) September 18, 2020
The boss went on to herald his hitman for the way he “puts his body on the line for the club” after he played just days after he suffered a serious gashed leg against Dundee United.
Gerrard revealed over the summer that Morelos had had his head turned over a potential move away.
Whelan believes that the Rangers manager will be having second thoughts about letting his attacking ace leave Ibrox after he hit a brace against Lincoln Red Imps.
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Whelan told Football Insider: “If he keeps showing this kind of attitude, this changed character, someone that’s going to want to play for the club and do anything to be out there on the pitch scoring goals, that is what you want.
“Steven Gerrard must have done something right to get this reaction and get him to be committed, even carrying an injury – it did look bad, it must have affected the muscle area as well.
“He’s gone, made himself available, scored some goals – Steven Gerrard must be looking and thinking: ‘Okay, do I want to sell him?'”
Morelos now has four goals to his name this season after he also netted twice against St Mirren back in August.
He scored a total of 29 times in 47 appearances last season, although only one of his strikes came after the winter break in Scotland.
In other Rangers news, a Gers player has been given the green light to quit Ibrox and head to Sheffield United.