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Steven Gerrard Shares Delight at Goal Burden Being Shared in Alfredo Morelos Absence

Steven Gerrard Shares Delight at Goal Burden Being Shared in Alfredo Morelos Absence

Steven Gerrard has shared his delight at the Rangers goal burden being shared in the absence of Alfredo Morelos.

The Ibrox manager was understandably delighted following his side’s 5-0 victory over Hamilton at New Douglas Park this afternoon.

It was an emphatic performance from his side as they raced into a 4-0 first-half lead before adding one more in the second half.

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That would have delighted Gerrard due to star man Morelos serving the final game of his three-match suspension.

And he would also have been happy that there were five different scorers in the game, with Ryan Jack, Scott Arfield, Jermain Defoe, James Tavernier and Kyle Lafferty all scoring.

Asked about that post-match, Gerrard said: “I’ve been getting asked the question a lot – ‘are we too heavily reliant on Alfredo?’ and we have been at times.

“But I think with the quality we’re trying to build and the players we’re looking to get in here, players are capable of stepping up and creating or either scoring a goal and I think you seen that again today.

“That’s two 5-0 wins on the bounce now – now we need to go and do exactly the same to Dundee in terms of the respect we need to show them and play with that hunger and that intent.”

With that win, Rangers have cut the gap to Premiership leaders Celtic to five points, with the champions still to play Motherwell this afternoon too.

Rangers are next in action against Dundee on Wednesday night.

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