Alfredo Morelos has been attracting all the plaudits after his immense display for Rangers in the 5-2 win over Royal Antwerp.

Andy Halliday is the latest pundit to praise the striker and he did so while admiring the team as a whole and the football they played.

Appearing on the Open Goal podcast, he said (45:23), “Some of the football they’ve played in Europe’s been ridiculous.

“Kenty’s goal, what a goal. Glen Kamara threads in an unbelievable pass into Hagi, Hagi gets it onto the half turn and finds Alfredo.

“Alfredo, that’s the best I’ve seen him for months.

“Eight goal involvements over the two leagues, unbelievable. He was unplayable over the two legs.”

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Big influence

When Morelos is in his pomp he is a nightmare for any defence, even in Europe.

Over the two matches against Antwerp he was so effective and a big reason why we scored nine goals.

As Halliday says, he played a hand in almost every one and without him it is possible we would not even have progressed.

That is how important he is.

Morelos does so much in terms of combating defenders and helping out his teammates.

In the away leg he managed a remarkable five key passes  (SofaScore), before producing four key passes and winning seven duels last Thursday.

They are arguably his best performances of the season and it seems his recent suspension has had a positive effect.

He has returned fresh and eager to prove himself – it is possible he felt that he let down his teammates after a stamp against Hibernian.

Whatever the motivation, we hope it inspires him to another brilliant showing against Slavia Prague.

If he manages that we could reach the quarter-finals.

In other Rangers news, Brian Laudrup awestruck by ‘absolutely phenomenal’ Rangers player.

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