Brian Laudrup is confident Steven Gerrard has solved a major issue within his Rangers squad.

He believes the Ibrox side are no longer so heavily reliant on Alfredo Morelos to provide goals.

The Dane insists a lack of contribution from other positions has long troubled him when watching his former side.

But, so far this season, Rangers have had 13 different scorers in 12 league fixtures.

Jermain Defoe and Joe Aribo were on target at the weekend as Gerrard's side went six points clear of Celtic with victory over Livingston.

The likes of Ryan Kent and captain James Tavernier have also started the season in promising goalscoring form.

And it's a trait Laudrup maintains is vital in ending the club's search for a Premiership title.

He told The Daily Mail: "The team's strength just now is about more than just strikers. In 12 Premiership games so far, Rangers have had 13 different scorers. That makes them a really unpredictable opponent.

"This season, with so much hype and so much at stake, I think it's important they are not just depending on one or two players. There was a lot talk about Morelos earlier this season with all the speculation about his future and whether his head was right but he doesn't have to be the centre of attention right now.

"It's solved one of the problems from last term. There were more things wrong with Rangers after the winter break than just Morelos, but the gap wasn't really filled when he went totally off form and stopped scoring.

"It was a major concern for me coming into this season, but people have stepped up all over the park. Including James Tavernier, perhaps the only right-back in the world who is top scorer with a table-topping team.

"That spread of threats is always a positive."

Rangers have so far capitalised on stuttering form at Celtic but Laudrup is not convinced that will last.

He expects Neil Lennon's team to sort themselves out sooner rather than later.

Laudrup added: "Celtic are going through a difficult spell right now. They have some players not producing and they're changing tactics. But that's what this is a spell.

"At some point, Celtic will find their way again.

"Rangers have to keep their own focus and their own standards if they are to stay in front."