By Harvey Byrne
Brendan Rodgers claimed that Celtic would be a top six club in England following his side’s 3-3 draw against Manchester City on Wednesday – and Liverpool fans took to Twitter to call their former manager deluded.
The Scottish champions battled to a high scoring draw against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side, who are currently top of the Premier League with six points from six matches.
Rodgers managed both Liverpool and Swansea at England’s highest level during his time as manager and he believes that Celtic can battle at the top of the football pyramid if they were to move south of the border.
“Make no bones about it. If Celtic are in England, Celtic are one of the top four, six clubs there,” said Rodgers to the Mirror.
“So can you imagine then the resources playing at that level, what that would produce for Celtic. It could go as far as it wants then.”
Liverpool fans frowned upon these comments from their ex-manager, with many declaring the Northern Irishman as deluded.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Brendan Rodgers thinks Celtic would be a top six club in England. Further proof that Liverpool were right to sack the deluded idiot.
— Alex Chattin (@AlexChattin) September 29, 2016
Brendan Rodgers is deluded if he thinks Celtic would be a top 4/6 in premier league, they be lucky to be in the top 6 in the championship
— sulle33 (@sulle33) September 29, 2016
— Liam Grimshaw (@LiamGrimshaw) September 29, 2016
What planet is Brendon Rodgers on thinking Celtic are a threat to English clubs and that they would be one of the top 4 teams in England ???
— callum (@BigsnailCallum) September 29, 2016
Brendan Rodgers loves an outrageous comment doesn't he? How can he say Celtic would finish in the top 4-6 in the Premier League…
— Tim Lloyd-Davies (@LdTim) September 29, 2016
Nice to see Brendan is still as delusional as ever! ? https://t.co/i6TGqHiuYc
— Will Jarvis (@WillJarvis) September 29, 2016
Sky Sports: Rodgers says Celtic could be a 'top six' club if they were playing in England
I don't think the Championship is that easy
— O Magico (@GobshiteKopite) September 29, 2016
Rodgers took over the Scottish Champions in the summer from Norwegian boss Ronny Delia.
The Hoops have won the domestic title in the last five campaigns with Rangers moved down the Scottish Premiership after being liquidated in 2012.
The Gers have returned to the highest division in the new campaign, but they still have work to do to get back onto Celtic’s level.
In other Liverpool news, Paul Merson has backed the Reds to beat Swansea 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon.