Rangers head into the new year level on points with Celtic at the top of the SPL following their 1-0 win against their rivals at Ibrox over the weekend.
Brendan Rodgers’ men, of course, still have a game in hand, but Steven Gerrard will still be delighted with the position his team find themselves in.
And speaking on ESPN FC, former Celtic midfielder Craig Burley has praised the Rangers boss for injecting a new lease of life into Scottish football.
“He’s done amazingly well,” Burley said on ESPN FC (via HITC). “They haven’t always played well, but they’ve managed to peg Celtic back. Celtic, on their part, have been nowhere near as good as they have been in the last couple of years.
“They’ve regressed this season, and there’s talk that Rodgers won’t get the money he needs to spend in January. It might go all the way and that’s good for Scottish football. If one team is running away with the league, it’s never good.”
As things stand, you would still have to put Celtic as favourites. There is way more quality in Rodgers’ squad, a squad that knows how to win.
But even so, as alluded to by Burley, it is refreshing to see a real tussle at the top, something that Scottish football’s top flight has not seen in years.
And while this campaign may come too soon, with a few more signings, there have been plenty of signs to suggest Gerrard could eventually go all the way with Rangers.
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