STEVEN GERRARD insists there is no comparison between Alfredo Morelos and Rangers legend Ally McCoist as the Colombian looks to rewrite the Ibrox record books this term.

Morelos took his European tally for Rangers to 20 goals with a brace in the 5-0 victory over Lincoln Red Imps on Thursday and could now become the Light Blues' record scorer on the continent in the coming days.

Victory in Gibraltar has set up a clash with Willem II next week as Gerrard's side look to progress to the Europa League play-off rounds and to within touching distance of a group stage berth.

The goals against Lincoln were the first Morelos has scored since the win against St Mirren last month and Gerrard was pleased to see his star man get back on the scoresheet once again.

Gerrard told RangersTV: "Listen, he’s a top striker. He’s an incredible finisher. You see that especially at the second goal. The first goal is just as good for me as he attacks the goal frame.

"I’m sure Ally McCoist watching that will be happy. But listen there’s a big difference between Alfredo Morelos and Ally McCoist.

"Ally McCoist won trophies here. He was successful here. We can't speak about those two players in the same breath. Not yet."

Gerrard saw striker Jermain Defoe also come off the bench to score as he marked his return to action with a goal but there was a concern over fellow forward Kemar Roofe.

Roofe was replaced late in the first half after receiving treatment for a calf problem but Gerrard is confident it won't be a long-term issue for the former Leeds and Anderlecht star.

He said: "Yes there is an issue but we’re hoping it’s not a big one.

"He said he felt a bit of tightness so hopefully he’s done the sensible thing and told us before it’s got worse.

“We’ll have a look at it in the next day or so. Hopefully, fingers crossed, he should be okay.”