Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed he’d love the chance to take on Liverpool in the qualifying round of the Champions League.
“It’d be amazing,” he said this morning, before backing us to finish in the top four ahead of Manchester United.
Rodgers told Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast: “With the games Liverpool have left they would expect themselves to qualify.
“They haven’t got European football, so they’re just preparing for that one game a week.
“Manchester United have got a couple of games in hand, but towards the end of the season that can be tough and they’ve got other games [with their two-legged Europa League semi-final against Celta Vigo] and maybe they’ll see other priorities.
“Liverpool have points in the bag, they’ve won more games and if they win their next four games or so hopefully that’ll be enough for them.”
Rodgers’ Celtic have waltzed to the SPL title with unprecedented ease, but the real test will be in Europe next year.
They did ok this time around, but still crashed out bottom of a group that included Barcelona and Manchester City.
Liverpool shouldn’t be focussing our attentions anywhere near that far ahead, of course. We’ve got four matches left of the Premier League season and realistically, cannot afford another slip-up after the miserable weekend defeat to Crystal Palace.
United and Arsenal have games in hand, but face tricky opponents and have cup football to contend with, so providing we do our job, we’ll hopefully be ok.