Liverpool legend Dalglish praises Rangers boss Gerrard over Defoe deal

Steven Davis

Steven Davis last appearance was against Tottenham at the start of December

The 36-year-old admitted that he saw three incidents with Morelos, but chose not to punish the Colombian.

"I'm sure there will be plenty of faces I recognise as I go along and I'm looking forward to getting back out at Ibrox".

And with the club level on points with leaders Celtic in the Scottish Premiership, Defoe believes there is a chance to win some silverware.

The midfielder, who turned 34 on New Year's Day, has joined Rangers on a six-month loan deal from Southampton and trained with his new team-mates for the first time yesterday at the club's winter training camp in Tenerife. You want to be part of the history if you can.

'He's a young manager and his enthusiasm is awesome.

'It was an easy decision to be honest.

'I've been in the Premier League for so long and it's always nice to have a different challenge.

"Winning trophies was another draw, especially how well the lads have done since Steven [Gerrard] has been in".

"Given that the referee took no action at the time, this tends to suggest that such conduct, which in one instance led to a Celtic player, Anthony Ralston, being injured, is acceptable in Scottish football".

"I mentioned before being a part of the history and doing something special here, that would be wonderful to be involved in".

"What we do now is first look to (make) the big squad a little bit smaller and then we will have a look if we find someone who helps us to move our deficits away".

Defoe will now head to Glasgow and undergo a medical at Rangers. The veteran striker has yet to start a league game for Bournemouth this season.

A Scottish FA spokesperson, speaking to STV Sport, said: "We welcome discussion with any of our member clubs".

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