Gerrard: Morelos link is a big compliment

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates after he scores his team's third goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Motherwell at Ibrox Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has highlighted the interest in Alfredo Morelos as a big compliment to the club and the Colombian forward.

Reports circulating in the media claims Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund and Leicester City are both front-runners for the 22-year-old this summer.

Morelos has netted 28 goals in all competitions this season for Rangers to keep them in contention for top honours this season.

“I am sure it is flattering for Alfredo. I think it is a big compliment for him. It shows that he is in terrific form and he is in a great place,” Gerrard told Sky.

“In terms of me, nothing changes. I love working with the player, he puts a smile on my face when I am out of bed and on my way to training to work with him because he is such a top, top player.”

Morelos who signed a new deal with Rangers last September recently revealed to a Colombian radio station he was aware of the potential suitors monitoring his progress.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 31: Mikael Lustig of Celtic tackles during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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The Scottish Premier League side ended their 2018-2019 campaign with a 2-1 defeat against Kilmarnock.

But Gerrard claimed he was delighted with the recognition, even if it increases the chances of him leaving.

He added: “The interest and the speculation is not going to go away.

“That is something that we have to live with but we certainly see it is a compliment because I would be more concerned and more worried if no one was interested in my players.”

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