Sir Kenny Dalglish does not expect Rangers to give up their enormous lead over Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership table but he has warned Steven Gerrard’s side they still have some difficult fixtures in the second half of the campaign.
The Hoops legend has highlighted three games, in particular, which the Light Blues must negotiate to prevent their Old Firm rivals catching up with them:
“How will Rangers react to being so far in front, and with their first title in a decade very much within their grasp? Most of us would agree we don’t envisage an almighty collapse, but we don’t know exactly what is around the corner. There is much hard work to be done and really tough away trips on the horizon to the likes of Aberdeen, Motherwell and Hibs.”
With a 19 point gap at the top of the table, it would take something quite astonishing to happen for Rangers to lose their lead. Were Celtic to win their three games in hand, that is still ten points that Gerrard’s team can afford to drop between now and May.
Even if they draw or lose in some of the fixtures Dalglish mentions, it will still mean Celtic would have to win every match between now and the end of the season, which is pretty unlikely.