Ibrox View: Confident Gerrard claim on Rangers pair surely raises more questions than answers
There are often headaches when it comes to managing, playing for or supporting Rangers – but sometimes they can be a welcome quandary to have.
Steven Gerrard having to choose between Jermain Defoe and Alfredo Morelos to lead the line for Rangers against Kilmarnock on Boxing Day certainly falls into the latter category.
Or so you might have thought.
But the boss himself sees it as a very straightforward decision.
Speaking about it in a press conference on Monday, as quoted by the Daily Record, he said: “It will be easy.”
He then went on to suggest that he would be keeping his lips sealed on the matter until the teams are released on Thursday.
But while the manager may see it as a settled matter, the rest of us mere mortals have been left to hypothesise and muse on a decision that is seemingly quite complex.
Morelos is the returning man, and he has 27 goals already this season, at a rate of one every 82 minutes, as per Transfermarkt.
Ordinarily, that would be enough to make a him a shoo-in for a starting role, but dropping Defoe feels like a real disservice too.
The veteran hitman has himself registered a goal every 69 minutes so far this term, as per Transfermarkt, and was on the scoresheet when the Bears cruised past Hibernian on Friday night.
Chances are Morelos will get the nod, but by being so nonchalant, Gerrard has surely raised more questions than answers with his vague response.