Rodgers explains what he wants from Celtic ahead of Rangers showdown
By Amir Mir
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers wants his side to replicate the 5-1 win over Rangers in September on Sunday afternoon.
The two sides meet for the second Old Firm clash of the season, this time in the Scottish League Cup semi-final at Hampden Park.
Rodgers’ side tasted victory last time out, when a Moussa Dembele hat-trick helped the Bhoys record a thumping 5-1 victory against their arch enemies.
Now the former Liverpool boss has revealed he is hoping his side can repeat that same performance in the cup competition.
“We played well, it was a brilliant performance. We’ll go into this game on a neutral ground looking for similar,” said Rodgers at his Friday press conference, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
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BR on last Derby: "We played well, it was a brilliant performance. We'll go into this game on a neutral ground looking for similar."
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) October 21, 2016
Rangers last beat Celtic in the very same competition, and at the very same stage last season, when Mark Warburton guided the club to a penalty shootout victory.
The Hoops were managed by the now departed Ronny Deila, with Warburton inspiring the Gers to a famous win against their rivals, while they were a Championship side.
In other Celtic team news, Rangers captain Lee Wallace has revealed why he is envious of his rivals ahead of their clash on Sunday.