Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has admitted he will listen to offers for Alfredo Morelos in January, but insists the Colombian is not up for sale at Ibrox.

Morelos, who joined Rangers from HJK Helsinki during the summer of 2017, proved to be the match-winner for the Old Firm giants during their 2-1 win over St Johnstone on Sunday.




The 22-year-old netted a second half brace to take his goal tally to 11 in the Scottish Premiership as Rangers overturned a one-goal deficit to remain within touching distance with Celtic in the league table.

Despite his poor disciplinary record so far this season, Morelos has proved to be a handful for the opposition on a number of instances.
 


The Colombian’s 19 goals in all competitions so far this season could attract potential suitors during the January transfer window, but Gerrard insisted that Rangers are not planning to cash-in on their talisman.

Gerrard also admitted that his phone will be on and that he will show respect to the interested parties by listening to their offers, but stressed that Morelos is going nowhere.
 

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The former Liverpool captain went on to claim that Morelos must be a nightmare to play against and reiterated that Rangers are more than pleased with his performances.

“He's a top-class finisher. He must be a nightmare to play against because I see him constantly keep giving defenders tough afternoons”, Gerrard told a press conference.

"He comes alive in the box and at big times and big moments he has stepped up for us.

"So we're really pleased with him. All good players around the world receive interest and bids – that's football.

"I won't turn my phone off. I'll listen to what they have to say. I'll be respectful – but he's going nowhere and that's the message."

Morelos attracted interest from Chinese outfit Beijing Rehne in January, while Bordeaux wanted him in the summer.