Steven Gerrard has done a remarkable job during his first half-season with Rangers.
The Scottish giants gambled by appointing the Liverpool legend, who had never previously managed a football club before, but it’s paying off handsomely so far.
Not even the most optimistic Rangers fan would have predicted a title challenge this season, but their club now find themselves level on points with league-leaders Celtic following Saturday’s Old Firm derby.
The Gers recorded their first victory over Celtic since April 2016, inflicting Brendan Rodgers’ first defeat in 13 Old Firm games in the process.
Ryan Jack scored the only goal of the match midway through the first half, with his shot finding the back of the net via a Scott Brown deflection.
"This moment is all about the supporters, they've been through a lot and they've been punished in these fixtures,” Gerrard was quoted as saying by BBC Sport after the match.
"The players were outstanding. I asked them to win more one v ones and we were better to a man, we were the better team, we could have won it more comfortably.
"We played with courage, we played with belief, we were brave, competed all over the pitch, I asked them to bring their A-game and they did - that's what I want to see on a regular basis."
Rangers fans have been waiting a long time to re-experience the joy of an Old Firm victory and were never going to waste this opportunity to mock their Celtic counterparts.
Chris Sutton has given out plenty of stick to Rangers fans on social media over the past couple of years but, to his credit, praised Gerrard and his team following their victory, admitting “the best team won”.
However, following more stick from the Ibrox faithful, Sutton couldn’t resist putting Rangers fans back in their place with the following tweet…
“A lot of happy Rangers fans today on my Twitter timeline...well done to you👏👏...however remember second is still last in Glasgow... and Rangers are still second…”
Celtic fans haven’t had much to smile about over the past 24 hours, but Sutton’s savage tweet was enough to make them laugh again…
Celtic, who defeated Rangers 1-0 back in September, are currently above their fierce rivals by virtue of their superior goal difference.
Crucially, they also have a game in hand over Gerrard’s side and remain firm favourites to win this season’s Scottish Premiership title.News Now - Sport News