Morelos makes the difference as Gers triumph
23-year-old, 11 of them in the Europa League.
Morelos did not have much time and space following Ryan Jack’s measured delivery but his shot was instant after he killed the ball.
Morelos then set up Steven Davis to fire in a deflected strike which sealed a 2-0 victory and put Rangers level on seven points with Group G leaders Young Boys.
Gerrard said of the opener: “I liked that
Jacko didn’t cross early, he showed composure and picked out the pass.
“But the touch and finish was stunning.
“I will never get bored of talking about him (Morelos).”
Rangers started slowly and needed goal-line clearances from Glen Kamara and Connor Goldson to prevent Porto taking the lead but they gradually got on top and deserved the win.
Gerrard, whose team will qualify if they beat Feyenoord later this month, said: “I’m sure people will try to find problems with Porto and the reason why they are not the team they were.
“They are a good team. They have good players. And over two games we have dominated three halves.
“The second-half performance was very strong. We beat a good team and we beat them very comfortably.”
Porto boss Sergio
Conceicao bemoaned an injury which forced experienced defender Pepe off early in the second half.
Conceicao said: “Rangers took advantage of our fragility. The first half was fairly balanced and I thought it was going OK. However, Pepe’s injury affected the result.”