While there is little doubt that Celtic are the dominant side in not only Glasgow but the entirety of Scotland, Rangers are starting to muscle in on the Hoops’ territory of biggest club north of the border.
The Gers might not have enjoyed the same success as their fierce rivals over the last couple of years, rising from the ashes after their capitulation back in 2012, but the way some people are talking about them suggests that Celtic’s reign is not that dominant after all.
In fact, there seem to be some that forget the Bhoys are on the brink of what would be a historical second successive domestic treble, with Motherwell standing in the way of a Scottish Cup win which would sent the current squad into the record books.
Instead, they seem to be much more focused on what is happening down the road, with Steven Gerrard’s imminent arrival at Ibrox sending the Gers’ PR machine into the stratosphere.
It has gone so far that former Motherwell striker Michael Higdon has dubbed the Anfield legend the “biggest signing in Scottish football” – and there will be many Hoops fans fuming at the suggestion.
Yes, Gerrard is a big name in world football but an unproven manager, who will be coming up against a boss who took Liverpool to the brink of a Premier League title in the form of Brendan Rodgers, a man who has won every domestic competition he can since arriving in Scotland.
Celtic cannot allow the hype to remain over their rivals – it could play a part over the summer transfer window – and must wrestle back the attention on them with victory over Motherwell.
For now, the Hoops will feel they are top dogs, and until he proves himself, Gerrard is just a pretender – now it is time for them to prove it to the rest of the country by making history.
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