Things could change massively for Brendan Rodgers if Celtic do this in Old Firm
Things have been serene for Brendan Rodgers during most of his time as Celtic manager.
With the Bhoys winning the treble last season, and completing a record 69 British domestic matches without defeat, there hasn’t been much criticism levelled towards the Northern Irishman.
However, if the Hoops lose to Rangers in Sunday’s Old Firm clash, then Rodgers may find himself under huge pressure from supporters for the first time since he took over as Hoops boss in May 2016.
Even though Rangers are still Celtic’s biggest rivals, they are still thought by many supporters to be miles behind the Hoops, and indeed the Bhoys do have a six point lead at the top of the table.
But if the Gers get the three points on Sunday and cut the gap to three points, a team who weren’t expected to challenge for the title at all this season would be firmly in a title race, and questions would be asked of the Bhoys’ performances this season.
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So far Rodgers hasn’t faced that much criticism for some heavy defeats in the Champions League group stages, and picking weak sides in league matches which have lead to points being dropped.
A loss to Rangers is a different kettle of fish however, and it would not go down well at all with Hoops supporters. It’s up to Rodgers and his players to ensure that the Hoops get the win that would all but guarantee a seventh straight league title.
In other Celtic news, John Collins has been impressed with Rangers’ recent performances