Brendan Rodgers has dismissed the narrative that Rangers are on a resurgence every time they meet Celtic.

While the Irishman admits the Ibrox side has improved under Philippe Clement over the past few months, the 50-year-old reckons it's a line that is becoming tiresome, with Rangers onto their faith manager over his two spells.

Speaking after his side's 2-1 victory at Parkhead today, Rodgers was delighted with his team.

“Over my two spells here I have worked against five Rangers managers and every time Rangers were coming," the Irishman said. "Every time, at some point. So for me, it’s normal. If I listened to the media and press then we would be in constant crisis mode and constant fear of Rangers. But it’s the fifth manager now.

"So for me, my focus is only on Celtic and concentrating very much on here and a lot of the stuff that maybe does go around thankfully I ignore it.

“We showed today that with a team still missing key players, and players who will make the difference for us, we are competitive and we can play football and we can compete. And that is what we will continually do.

“There is no doubt Philippe has improved Rangers. There is no mistake about that. He’s come in, he has used his experience and common sense. He has set the team up well. They are competitive and they play as a team. We knew it was going to be a challenge for us.

“But we had to be super brave. We had to take on the challenge and that is what I have always done when I’ve been here.”

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Stephen Welsh started the match in the absence of the injured Cameron Carter-Vickers. 

The Scot ended up having to leave the field before the first half was out, as he pulled up with a shoulder injury.