Alfredo Morelos is good but he is not Luis Suarez says Rangers boss Steven Gerrard

Rangers' manager Steven Gerrard
Rangers' manager Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard declared Rangers hitman Alfredo Morelos punch-perfect after watching his knock-out performance against Rapid Vienna.

But the Ibrox boss has dismissed comparisons with best pound-for-pound player he ever lined up alongside.

Spurred on by a raucous Ibrox crowd, Colombian Morelos netted twice and also won his side a penalty as Gers moved to the top of their Europa League section with an impressive 3-1 win against the Austrians.

“He fed off the supporters,” said Gerrard. “You can see the love both ways.

“The fans have been behind him from day one whether he’s got it wrong or got it right like last night. It’s a fantastic relationship.

“His behaviour on the pitch, his application, his selflessness got him his reward with his two fantastic goals.

“If you give him service he will score us goals. But everything last night was perfect from him. It was a top performance.”

Morelos left team-mate Joe Worrall compared him to Barcelona’s Luis Suarez.

But Gerrard does not want to likening him to his former Liverpool colleague.

“I don’t want to compare Alfredo to Luis Suarez. Obviously Luis is a lot older, a lot more experienced, he’s a world-class player - probably the best I played with. So it’s unfair to compare them just yet. But there are a lot of similarities in behaviour. They both play on the edge. They want to win, be it training or games, they can both finish, they score big goals.”