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Steven Gerrard's Rangers side beat Celtic 1-0 on Saturday.

Fan footage captures Steven Gerrard blanking Celtic players after Old Firm derby

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Rangers were able to snap their 13 game winless streak against Celtic on Saturday afternoon.

Steven Gerrard's side were able to defeat their city rivals 1-0 at Ibrox, with Ryan Jack grabbing the only goal of the game in the first half.

In truth, Rangers were well worth their victory and could have won by an ever bigger margin.

And Gerrard was ecstatic with his side following the win.

"This moment is about the fans. They've been through a lot," Gerrard told Sky Sports, per BBC Sport.

"The players were outstanding all over the pitch. I asked them to bring their A game and it was A-plus.

"We'll get confidence and belief from it. We were outstanding all over the pitch, we were better to a man, and we could have won it more comfortably. We were superb.

"We played with courage, belief, we were brave and we competed all over the pitch."

Rangers are now level on points with Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premier League, although Celtic have a game in hand.

Gerrard has earned a reputation as a respectful manager.

Steven Gerrard embraces Andy Halliday after Rangers 1-0 Celtic

The English boss almost always shakes the hands of the opposition players as they walk off the pitch, whether his side wins or loses.

But, he did not do that on Saturday. Fan footage captured his actions after the game at Ibrox.

Gerrard can be seen shaking the hands of each and every one of his players.

But, when Celtic's players walked off the pitch, Gerrard looked at the ground and turned his back on them.

Watch the video below:

That's pretty brutal from Gerrard.

Regardless, his actions went down well with Rangers fans.

The video then captures Gerrard passionately celebrating as he walked off the pitch.

It's fair to say he's made quite the impression in his first managerial role.

Gerrard also admitted after the game that the first half of the season had gone very well but that the team can still improve.

Steven Gerrard and Brendan Rodgers after Rangers 1-0 Celtic

"The first half of the season has gone really well," he said, per Sky Sports. "We can still improve and grow and we will. I think we'll get confidence and belief from this.

"We'll respect Celtic and the other teams pushing, it's a tough league and it's going to be a tough challenge but we need to recover bodies and get our full-strength 11 and squad back and get ready to go again at the end of January."

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