Celtic are currently sitting top of the Scottish Premiership table ahead of bitter rivals Rangers.
Sky Sports pundit Andy Walker has claimed that there is ‘much more pressure’ on Rangers in the Scottish Premiership title race and Steven Gerrard will be looking for the type of run Celtic have been on recently.
At this moment in time, the Bhoys are sitting top of the league in Scotland, six points ahead of their rivals and a further 11 points ahead of third-placed Aberdeen.
Prior to the midwinter break, Gerrard guided his team to a valuable win against their Glasgow neighbours which, at the time, put them level on points – but Celtic did have a game in hand.
Nonetheless, since Scotland’s return from a break, Brendan Rodgers side are yet to drop points and concede a goal, while Rangers suffered a damaging defeat at Kilmarnock last month.
Former Premiership player Walker made it clear that the ‘pressure’ is all on the blue half of Glasgow as he commented on what Gerrard will be looking from his team in these coming weeks.
“There is much more pressure on Rangers because they are six behind Celtic,” Walker told Football Centre on Sky Sports News on 12/01/2019 at 11:25 am. “They have a chance at the weekend against St Johnstone. The pressure is on Rangers in every game.
“They got a wonderful three points at Pittodrie and they need to go on the run that we have seen Celtic go on since they lost to Rangers at Ibrox. That’s the type of consistency Steven Gerrard will be looking from his players.”
Prior to Celtic’s Premiership encounter at Kilmarnock on Sunday afternoon, the Hoops will be preparing for a tricky home tie against La Liga outfit Valencia in the Europa League.
The Gers aren’t in Europe, so Gerrard will no doubt be looking to make use of that extra rest so he can try to close the gap on the leaders.
Rodgers has dominated Scottish Football since his arrival by winning the double treble and he will be looking to maintain that run during this campaign.