Sir Kenny Dalglish has paid tribute to Alfredo Morelos after the Rangers striker wowed in the Europa League on Thursday night.
Not only did Morelos, 24, score his 13th goal of the season versus Antwerp but he also assisted two other goals and won a penalty, as well as showing a superb piece of sportsmanship in the first half.
When an Antwerp player went down injured while he was attacking the goal, Morelos stopped play to allow the opposing defender to get treatment.
Dalglish was impressed by Morelos’ actions, as well as his overall performance.
“They had another excellent result on Thursday night in Europe as they defeated Royal Antwerp 5-2 for an aggregate score of 9-5. There was brilliant entertainment over the 180 minutes,” Dalglish wrote on the Sunday Post website.
“A special mention is due to Alfredo Morelos. I’m certain he was involved, in some shape or form, in eight out of the nine goals scored.
“He also displayed tremendous sportsmanship when he played the ball out of the park to allow Jeremy Gelin treatment for a hamstring injury.
“The Colombian could have played on and created an opportunity for his team, but he put the welfare of a fellow professional first. For a fella who is usually much maligned, it was commendable.”
El Bufalo back to his best?
We’ve been waiting for most of the season for Morelos to rediscover his form but after watching him perform on Thursday night, it would be fair to say he’s very close to being back to his best.
Morelos has scored 13 goals in 33 appearances across all competitions this season which, for a normal striker, isn’t a terrible record.
But when the Colombian has scored so regularly for Rangers, that record is nowhere near as good as what it should be.
Morelos is finally starting to show his importance in the side away from goalscoring though as across both legs against Antwerp, he was involved in all but two of the nine goals [transfermarkt].
We still want to see the Colombia international add goals back to his game because we know that he can make the net ripple far more regularly than he is doing right now.
But with two goals in his last two Premiership outings, as well as a goal at Ibrox on Thursday in the Europa League, you would assume that he’s steadily getting back to his best in that regard.
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