Plenty of Glasgow Rangers fans insist that Alfredo Morelos must be in the starting line-up for this evening’s Europa League clash against Bayer Leverkusen as they aim to overturn a 1-3 deficit from the first leg.
On the eve of the match, radio phone-in show Clyde 1 asked followers on Twitter (@ClydeSSB) whether they feel that the Colombian, who has been strongly linked with a £17m move to Lille, should be included in the team for the game in Germany.
Rangers fans: should Alfredo Morelos play against Bayer Leverkusen tomorrow? 🤔⚽️
Give us a call – we're on 0141 951 1025 📞
— Clyde 1 Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB) August 5, 2020
Despite the intense transfer speculation surrounding the 24-year-old, many ‘Gers fans responded to emphatically state that he should be in the line-up for a variety of reasons. Although he has scored just once so far in 2020, Morelos has an excellent record in this competition as its joint-top scorer with six goals. When the qualifying rounds are included, he has 14 goals in the Light Blues’ Europa League run.
Also, he and the rarely-used Greg Stewart will be the only two centre-forwards available to Steven Gerrard. Jermain Defoe is out injured while new signings Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten are ineligible to feature in Europe.
Do you think Morelos will start against Leverkusen?
These ‘Gers fans took to Twitter to make their views very clear:
Absolutely, who else are we going to play up top with the 2 new boys not being availible?
— steven mcfarlane (@stevenm93914528) August 5, 2020
Should Rangers’ best striker start?
🤔 Dunno. Hink that seems a bit mental.
— Ibrox Loyal (@IbroxIoyal) August 5, 2020
Of course he should. What a silly question.
— Lee (@IAmLeeroyy) August 5, 2020
Given he is a striker for Rangers, I think it makes sense that he plays in a big game for Rangers. #rocketscience
— Steve (@steve__72) August 5, 2020
Obviously, top scorer and he plays for us still at kick off
— stevo (@stevochalmers52) August 5, 2020
Who else are we going to play? Greg Stewart?
— Curtis 🇨🇭 (@1872Curtis) August 5, 2020
Yes 100 percent Alfredo is as robust as a Nokia 3310 he is never injured (touch wood) and it also could increase his market value if he plays well and scores so it’s a win win for rangers
— Blair Mulgrew (@MulgrewBlair) August 5, 2020
Should the top scorer in the europa league play!!!!! Have you got any other stupid questions
— Brian Paton (@brianpaton9) August 5, 2020
‘Gers fans, does Morelos have to start this evening? Comment below with your views!
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