STEVEN GERRARD is confident Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is in a 'good place' ahead of the Europa League clash with Benfica at Ibrox.

Morelos cut a frustrated figure when he was substituted during the 4-0 Premiership win over Aberdeen at the weekend.

Boss Gerrard laughed off the incident post-match as his side warmed up for their Group D showdown with another impressive victory.

Morelos is set to start against the Portuguese giants tomorrow night and Gerrard is sure he is ready to perform once again for Rangers.

Gerrard said: "Alfredo is fine. We don’t want the players to be smiling and happy when they are taken off the pitch.

"But at the same time we need them to understand that it is a big season, there are a lot of games, and you have to be respectful to the player that is coming on to replace you.

"We don’t expect the players to be happy when they are leaving the pitch. Alfredo is fine, he is in a good place.

"He was on the back of a long trip home from international duty and he started the game, played well and we got a positive result.

"He is ready to go again. It is my job to spin the plates and manage the players and use them when I see it is right, and remove them when I see it is right.

"It is what it is and I don’t think there is a big issue to be made from this at all."