Steven Gerrard states that the league is probably over after Celtic victory
Steven Gerrard has come out and stated his belief that the league title is “probably” over.
Celtic stretched their lead at the top of the Premiership to eight points at the weekend. Whilst the Hoops overcame Kilmarnock 1-0 at Rugby Park, Rangers suffered a dreadful home draw against St Johnstone.
Rangers beat Celtic on December 29th, but Brendan Rodgers and his men have responded sensationally well since then. Celtic haven’t even shipped a goal since Ryan Jack’s lucky deflected winner that day.
And Gerrard, speaking in the Scottish Sun, says that the title is more or less over after his team’s latest setback.
“I think where we sit right here, you are probably right in saying that (it’s over).”
No way back for sorry Rangers
Celtic have almost responded to their Glasgow derby defeat like an angry animal. Rangers poked the bear with a big stick too hard in December, and it’s came roaring back at them.
Rodgers has recruited strongly in January, even if it’s temporarily. The likes of Oliver Burke, Timothy Weah, and Jeremy Toljan have helped to add something different to the Hoops since the turn of the year.
Everyone knew that if Celtic could string together a run of wins, Rangers would crumble. That’s exactly what they appear to have been dong. Since we’ve managed to bag together seven consecutive Premiership wins, nobody else has been able to keep up.
Gerrard clearly hasn’t had the earth-shattering impact at Ibrox that some want to make us believe. They continue to be some way behind Celtic’s consistency levels.
Rangers visit Parkhead on March 31st looking to try and eat into what will likely be an even bigger gap. Of course, if Celtic decide to turn up this time, there’s no way that’s going to happen.
Now, it’s about continuing to kick on and really put Rangers in the rear-view mirror. The Premiership has been far too close for far too long, but Celtic have a glorious chance to open up yet another seriously healthy points gap between themselves and their Glasgow rivals.
Last season, Celtic finished 12 points ahead of Rangers. It hardly looks as though it’s going to be any closer come the end of this season either.