The Ibrox supervisor was disgusted at Alfredo Morelos choosing up the workforce’s eighth pink card of the season through the 1-Zero defeat to Aberdeen having put a hand within the face of Graeme Shinnie.

Kilmarnock moved high of the pile by beating Livingston 2-0, as Celtic drew 1-1 at Motherwell.

Gerrard admitted Kyle Lafferty may even have gone after clashing with scorer Scott McKenna and leaving the Aberdeen match-winner needing stitches, having been booked for an earlier sort out.

Having spoken particularly to his gamers the day earlier than the sport to debate the cardboard rely, Gerrard was left raging on the conduct.

“The primary Morelos yellow for me is slightly bit gentle, the second he deserves,” Gerrard mentioned.

“We’ve obtained one other pink card which is vastly irritating.

“We may have had one other one. Lafferty is on a yellow card, however he’s giving a foul away and provides one other. You’re leaving the referee with a chance to make it 9.

“We by no means performed with management which I requested all of the workforce to do on Tuesday in a gathering. I’m involved about it.

“There’s solely a lot I can do. I’ve made it very clear they aren’t serving to themselves. They’re making their activity much more tough. They’re placing extra stress on one another, on their our bodies. We miss key gamers for necessary video games.

“It’s very tough for me to again them and defend them 24 hours after a workforce assembly about controlling self-discipline.”

The efficiency was additionally sub-standard from and Gerrard added: “We obtained nearly all of issues fallacious all around the pitch.

“I by no means felt as soon as good about something that we did, individually or collectively.”

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes was beaming at workforce’s triumph, and mentioned: “It’s an actual shot within the arm once you see the gamers put a lot in.

“I’ve been on at McKenna as a result of he needs to be scoring extra targets and what a end it’s to get it over Allan McGregor.”

McInnes’ solely disappointment was the pink card handed out to striker Sam Cosgrove.

He mentioned: “Cosgrove will get the primary contact. It was a coming collectively. I don’t assume it was a foul to anybody, if something it was a foul to us. I discover it astonishing that he has been despatched off for that.”

As for , Brendan Rodgers was left to rue missed probabilities because the Hoops spurned a chance to maneuver high.

“We scored an excellent aim after which didn’t take the possibility with the penalty and likewise had an excellent aim dominated out from Filip Benkovic,” he mentioned.

“At that stage I wasn’t pleased with our positioning and stage of our sport.

“Within the second half our positioning was higher however we had been nonetheless too unfastened.

“Then after all in the event you don’t take probabilities you’re susceptible on the finish of the sport. It’s positively two factors dropped.

“We knew any menace they could have and we handled it in the primary.

“However from our perspective it’s a poor aim to lose. We didn’t win the primary ball, the second, the third and he scored from a really slender angle. It was a disappointing aim to concede.

“However we’ll get well and stay up for taking part in at dwelling because it appears like ages since we performed at dwelling.

“Kilmarnock have performed a pair extra video games than us but it surely’s nonetheless actually good for them to be up there and it makes the sport on the weekend essential for us.”

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