Rangers manager Steven Gerrard will sell Alfredo Morelos if he continues to disrespect him when he is substituted, according to Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the former England striker claimed the Colombian’s actions when replaced against Aberdeen on Sunday were “inexcusable”.
Morelos was substituted after 66 minutes with the Light Blues’ comfortably leading the Dons 4-0.
When the 23-year-old left the field of play he threw his gloves to the floor in frustration and manager Gerrard was left baffled by his actions.
He told the Daily Mail: “I can’t work it out. We’re 4-0 up, he’s played well, his team-mate is about to come on, we’ve got a big game on Thursday.”
Asked by Football Insider what he made of the incident, Agbonlahor said: “What he did at the weekend was inexcusable. You’ve got to respect your manager.
“The problem with Morelos is that he thinks he’s bigger than the club and he thinks he should be starting and playing 90 minutes for Rangers but it doesn’t work like that and it’s not going to work like that with a manger like Steven Gerrard.
“If he feels that Jermain Defoe or Kemar Roofe deserves to play then he will play them. He won’t pick Morelos just because he’s one of the best players and his value is high to the club.
“Steven Gerrard won’t care about that, he’ll play who he thinks are the best players.
“If he doesn’t like that from Morelos then maybe, in the long run, Steven Gerrard will get rid of him because you don’t need those sort of bad eggs around your camp.”
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