Rangers star Alfredo Morelos has set his sights on Celtic legend Henrik Larsson’s record as he prepares to take on Borussia Dortmund.

ALFREDO MORELOS will try to finish off Borussia Dortmund by targeting Henrik Larsson’s Europa League scoring record.

The Rangers striker took his tournament tally to 31 with a goal in their stunning 4-2 first leg victory in Germany.


Alfredo Morelos celebrating a goal for the Rangers1 credit


Celtic legend Henrik Larsson celebrating his goal against Porto in 2003.Credit: AP: Associated Press

So the Colombian was 9 points short and the Celtic legend Larsson managed to score 40 points and he wants to beat that.

El Bufalo said: “My goal is clear, to be the top scorer in the competition. It is my goal.

“But the only way to achieve that is to work hard and keep scoring.

“What I experienced at Rangers with Steven Gerrard was very enjoyable, he had a lot of confidence in me.

“He gave me the opportunity to always be in the starting XI, and I reacted in the best way.

“We had a good relationship. I learned a lot from him and continue to use what he taught me.”

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Morelos will be a key player for Rangers against Borussia Dortmund, with Juventus loanee Aaron Ramsey ruled out again with injury.

But the crisis-hit German team also has problems: star striker Erling Haaland was unable to travel to Glasgow.

Boss Marco Rose admits the Norwegian isn’t 100 percent Norwegian and has warned his team to beware of Gers Morelos’ mascot.

He said: “Erling is still far from 100 percent.

“He is doing his best to return to the game, but we have to be careful and make sure that he does not get hurt again and that he does not get injured again.

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Morelos is a good player. He deserved this record, but on Thursday he must stop scoring more!

“He is physically strong and knows how to use his body. He knows where the target is, he has good movement and he is brave.

“He’s not that tall, but he’s very brave and it was very difficult for our defenders to defend last week.

“I like his style and his mentality and he scores goals.

“We have seen it in the league. We’ve been preparing for these games and I hope he doesn’t have such a good day against us on Thursday.”


Morelos says he will continue to play for Colombia despite missing the Old Firm match last month to go to games against Peru and Argentina, only to be kicked out of the squads in both losses.

He said: “As a player, I am proud to accompany the national team, even in the stands.

“I am happy personally because I always support my teammates.

“We have to keep going. There are two games left and we must do our best to qualify for the World Cup.

“I will always want to be there. It’s best to wear a shirt.”

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