Rangers boss Steven Gerrard provides Alfredo Morelos update and revealed exits expected

Gerrard had just watched his Rangers side dismantle French giants Marseille in a pre-season friendly as they ran out 4-0 winners at Ibrox.

Speaking after the match, the conversation quickly turned to potential incomings and outgoings as he looks to build a squad to challenge Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title next season.

And he admitted that some players will have to be moved on given the signings that have already been made.

“We will, naturally, try to move people out the door because the squad is bloated and too big at the moment,” he said.

“Over the coming weeks, we’re hoping to move some on.

“It’s very difficult to meet everyone’s ambitions in terms of game time because everyone wants to start every game and it’s difficult to do so.

“If there’s something out there that will suit the player and the club then I’ll respect that.”

The future of Morelos remains the hot topic in the blue half of Glasgow as he is expected to move amid reported interest from various clubs in England and around Europe.

However, when Gerrard was asked if there were any offers for the Colombian the former Liverpool midfielder replied by simply shaking his head.

Despite all the talk about transfers, Gerrard was delighted with his side’s display in a comfortable win over a top European team.

“I was very impressed,” he said. “I thought it was an outstanding performance from a team point of view and obviously, across the board, there were a lot of very strong performances.

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“It was a good test for us at the right time, and we are hoping more, high-quality opposition like that are going to roll into Ibrox if we go on a European run.

“It is pleasing for the fans to see the evidence out there on the pitch of the standards we are trying to drive.

“We’ll be all over the players again on Tuesday [to prepare for St Joseph’s in the Europa League on Thursday].

“They’ll have a down day tomorrow, and we will be all over them again standards-wise.”



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