Brendan Rodgers plays down Steven Gerrard rivalry ahead of Rangers clash

Toby Graves
August 31, 2018

Celtic look set to complete a one-year loan deal for defender Filip Benkovic on Friday - as Brendan Rodgers insisted Moussa Dembele and Dedryck Boyata would remain at the club.

'So we'll just go with that and get on with it'.

Proving his goal threat and increasing his consistency in front of the net as he's played his part in helping us to eleven unbeaten ahead of today, contributing six goals in ten appearances - many were willing to forgive the stupid kick out against Aberdeen that saw him shown a straight red card and arguably cost us an extra two points.

Meanwhile, Celtic's Old Firm rivals Rangers are in Pot 4 and could also face either of the Premier League sides.

"I can't take any credit - it's got to be about the players".

Gerrard confirmed the imminent signing after his side got the better of FC Ufa in their Europa League playoff, which finished 1-1 on the night for a 2-1 aggregate win.

'But I think the whole thing will close and we will see those guys here, then we can really push on until Christmas and then it all begins again in January'. "He's obviously a specialist in that position", Rodgers said.

"Tonight we became a team and we've relaunched Rangers tonight because I feel like we've achieved something together". He came up with good legs and good energy and he's got great experience.

Imminent Celtic arrival Youssouf Mulumbu rejected advances from Rangers and Swansea City to join the club, according to reports in France. "They seem to be challenging certainly me as a manager when it comes down to heart pressure and grey hairs". We understand the offer is significant, but it's no good for us.

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