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Rangers and Celtic played out the first Old Firm Derby of the new season last weekend and it was the Bhoys who came out 2-0 winners.

Up until that game but the Glasgow sides were unbeaten in the league, and many people believed that Rangers had what it took to end Celtic’s monopoly in the Premiership.

But in the derby, it was pretty evident that Gerrard’s men have to work even harder in order to catch up with Neil Lennon’s men.

And this is exactly what Kenny Dalglish has said while writing his column. The Celtic legend has claimed that despite bringing in some good signings during the summer, the Rangers manager still needs more time in order to topple the Celtic juggernaut.

“I promised you back on July 28 that this morning I would reveal who I think will win the title,” Dalglish wrote for The Sunday Post.

“So I have to say there is no doubt Celtic will take a bit of stopping.

“Indeed, I’m struggling to see a side out there that will beat them this season. And I include Rangers in that.

“They remain the biggest threat to Celtic, but they still have an awful lot of work to do.

“They have improved under Steven Gerrard, and they will continue to do so. But they are still behind their great rivals on the other side of Glasgow.

“Steven has had to make massive changes in the past 15 months, and it’s always going to take time for everything to come together. That’s just a fact.

“As a manager, you just hope that the new boys gel and get to grips, mentally, with the pressure of being at a big club.

“That’s something that can never be taken for granted. So the performance from most of his players last Sunday will have disappointed Steven.”

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