Steven Gerrard has expressed his delight at having Moussa Dembele back in action for Al Ettifaq.

The former Celtic striker made his return from injury during the recent draw with Al Shabab.

And the ex-Rangers boss is happy to have one of his star summer signings available once again.

Gerrard said: “It’s extremely nice to see Moussa Dembele back – extremely nice. When we get Moussa back up in a better place physically and get more minutes into him then I’m sure we’ll carry more of a threat.

"Moussa Dembele brings goals and assists. The good thing is we have him back. He’s a goalscorer. We’ve missed that quality.”

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Former Parkhead team-mate Jack Hendry also expressed his delight at the striker being back in action.

"It’s very big for us to have him back," he continued. "He’s a figurehead for us up front. He’s going to be the key to us winning games and kind of turning our fortunes in the right direction.

"Moussa’s a proven goalscorer, I played with him at Celtic and I know what he can bring to a team, so to have a figurehead like him up front is going to be important for us moving forward.”