We deserved it - Rodgers revels in derby win over Rangers

We always do that, and it's definitely up there with my best wins here.

"When we brought him in he's been absolutely brilliant in training but, of course, for goalkeepers it takes something to happen for them to get an opportunity".

"We went up the other end and the first time we actually completed our pattern, how I want us to look in playing short, sharp, intricate and through, we get through, their keeper makes a save and we get a chance to score from four yards out and we don't take it".

Celtic have full-back Mikael Lustig suspended but key midfield man Stuart Armstrong is back and in contention for a place after ironically not featuring in a game since the last time the two teams met on the 30th December.

Murty told the media: "We have to respect what Celtic are about, we understand the threats that they bring, they didn't win the league a year ago for no reason".

In contrast to their defending earlier in the game, Celtic's 10 men largely soaked up Rangers' pressure trouble free.

Murty has denied that revealing his Rangers players had cheered when they were drawn to face Celtic in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final had given Brendan Rodgers's players extra incentive to triumph. Six wins out of six and 23 goals scored must have its place.

Their enforced absence allowed Celtic to dominate on a scale not seen since the late 1960s and early 1970s when Jock Stein's side swept all before them at home and scaled the summit of the European club game as well.

"He's agile, he's quick, he's got that calmness with the ball and I thought he was very good with Dundee".

"You always have to have humility in your approach to the game and respect your opponent", Rodgers said. "I would say this is the game people are talking about most in my career". There has been no talk of title challenges from us whatsoever.

"We will improve from this".

"A couple of comments on social media made me laugh - that Glaswegian humour that is very prevalent". This is another opportunity, to come together as a squad, which they're enjoying at the moment and seeing how far they've come.

"Handling pressure is something we have done really well historically at this football club".

  • Kyle Peterson