Noel Whelan has tipped Steven Gerrard to give Alfredo Morelos a chance to redeem himself at Rangers after his disciplinary issues last season.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, says that the Colombian has the potential to be one of the most dangerous forwards north of the border but that his fiery approach has let him down.
Morelos was linked with a move away prior to the English transfer deadline, with West Brom said to have had a £10million bid turned down by the Glasgow giants.
Whelan says that Gerrard’s decision to keep the striker from moving south of the border suggests he is willing to show faith in the South American star, warning that a solution must be found to his temper.
Whelan told Football Insider: “He’s still scoring goals. The question is can you tame him, can you rein in his attitude and that discipline side of his game that needs to be improved? If Steven Gerrard can do that then you’ve got one of the best strikers in Scottish football.
“Maybe he’s going to be given that second chance at Glasgow Rangers by Gerrard but you also know there’s also another side to him. Sometimes great players have that edge but in the right way. I think Steven will be looking to keep that locked in a box for most of the season.
“You know a player with a temperament like that it’s going to come out.”
Morelos was lethal in front of goal last season, netting 30 times across all competitions, although he is still yet to score against fierce rivals and reigning champions Celtic.
His behaviour meant he found himself on the wrong side of the law on numerous occasions, with five sendings off to his name as well as retrospective bans.
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