Back in December, Steven Gerrard finally broke an Old Firm hoodoo.

He did what others like Pedro Caixinha and Graeme Murty had failed to do before him, in winning an Old Firm fixture.

Caixinha didn’t oversee an Old Firm victory during his Ibrox tenure. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Rangers were dominant on the day and fully deserved their victory.

However, it was at home in front of a partisan crowd.

On Sunday, a different proposition altogether awaits his side.

The Gers haven’t won at Parkhead since 2010, the type of run which sucks believe out of players.

That was all too evident back in September, as they were too passive in a 1-0 defeat.

Fans disagree on his valuation, but Ryan Kent is a key man ahead of the weekend. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Belief shouldn’t be as big a problem this time around, though, and it really is a must-win fixture if there’s to be any hope of putting pressure on their biggest rivals.

 

If Gerrard can pull off a victory, he would be emulating a true Rangers legend.

As revealed by the StatZone Twitter account, Walter Smith was the last Gers manager to pull off consecutive league wins against Celtic, back in 2009.

Some claim Rangers are still far off the pace, while others maintain they are on the up.

The title challenge may be too far gone regardless, but one thing’s for sure, if Gerrard is replicating the feats of Smith, he’s doing something right.

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