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Who is the Colombian bad boy who has triggered a footballing legend?

With Radamel Falcao's international career coming to an end, could this live wire soon be his replacement?

It doesn’t take much to upset Kenny Dalglish, especially if you play for Rangers.

Although Alfredo Morelos is beginning to frustrate a wider audience than just his Glasgow rivals.

Following yet another pointless yellow card at the weekend, Kenny claimed the young Colombian ‘needs to calm down a wee bit.’


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Not again ref…

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Not again ref…

A yellow which keeps him out of the semi-final of the Scottish Cup against Aberdeen next month.

Dalglish acknowledged that the striker has a fiery temperament, saying: “He clearly has a problem keeping his feelings to himself.”

Young Morelos is a target in Scotland after demonstrating he won’t hide from conflict.

20 yellow cards and two reds over his 59 games for showing his aggressive nature.

Tough Love for Morelos

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Tough Love for Morelos

But are people too focused on his discipline, or lack of it?

He has 26 goals in those 59 games and is arguably Steven Gerrard’s most potent attacking asset.

Yet, with Morelos, you do feel he is capable of much much more.

A bullish centre forward perfectly suited to the British game, he was signed for £1million this time last year from HJK Helsinki.

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Another one

During his time in Finland he would fly home every week, home sick and desperate to see his family.

A problem, that no doubt has continued into his time in Scotland, perhaps explaining some of his on pitch behaviour.

Columbia ever-present Radamel Falcao even reckons Morelos is the successor to his number nine throne internationally.

On debut for Colombia

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On debut for Colombia

Morelos is at a crucial point in his career.

He’s made his international debut and had a chance to play in Europe, although he was sent off (surprise surprise) against FC Ufa in Rangers’ Europa League opener.

Gerrard has remained patient with his man so far this season.

But how much more time can he afford to give? A player worth hanging on to, but is he uncontrollable?


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