BBC journalist Tom English was blown away by how good Rangers were today, massively impressed by the manner of the 2-0 victory over Celtic at Ibrox.
English isn’t renowned for being very complimentary about the Gers to say the least, one of the Scottish football pundits who always seems to have a bee in his bonnet about us.
Steven Gerrard’s team were undeniable today though, thoroughly thrashing Neil Lennon’s side if not in scoreline then in performance.
As quoted by BBC Scotland, the radio man said:
That’s the best I’ve seen Rangers play in years. They nullified Celtic’s threat brilliantly. There was an energy, a wit and confidence about them that Celtic couldn’t live with. It was a very complete Rangers performance.
There will be changes this summer, but on that performance, you wouldn’t be changing much about that Rangers team. If they can get Ryan Kent on another season-long loan from Liverpool, what a difference that can make.
This is a big black mark against Neil Lennon and his chances of getting the job permanently because his team were beaten in every department.
It all bodes rather well for next season, with Celtic now knowing they’ll be in a massive fight if their want to retain the silverware they’ve won this term.
Gerrard has put the building blocks in place for success if we play our cards right, and the continuous improvement has been great to see since he arrived last summer.
There are still issues to address, chiefly consistency over a period of months, but there’s no doubt we have a serious chance now to do something special over the next couple of years.