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:
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.