Brendan Rodgers hails Gerrard's Rangers triumph as he mourns Terry Munro
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Brendan Rodgers hails Gerrard's Rangers triumph as he mourns Terry Munro

Former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that Rangers “deserve” to win the title this season after romping to 55 – and the Leicester City boss praised the backing the Ibrox board have given to Steven Gerrard.

The Light Blues were crowned champions last weekend after a dominant campaign has seen the Gers go 32 games without defeat in the Scottish Premiership.

Rodgers insists Rangers deserve the title this season (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Rangers could level the 106-point record set by Rodgers’ Celtic side in 2017 if they win all of their remaining games and Rodgers has been impressed with how consistent the Gers have been in the march to the title.

“Steven’s done excellent,” Rodgers said [Sky Sports].

“I think this season they’ve been the most consistent team from the very off.

“He’s gone in and stabilized the club and gave them a way of playing.

“He’s had great support from the board and I think that something’s that the intensity of that Celtic-Rangers competition, demands and expectation is huge.

“In that third year, he delivered what they wanted.

“As a Celtic supporter, it’s sad to see of course but from a Rangers perspective they’ve been the most consistent team.

“They’ve shown a real high level of consistency and they’ve won the title. They deserve it.”

The Light Blues will have a chance this weekend to further increase their lead at the top of the table when the travel to Parkhead on Sunday.

Before that though, the Gers have a Europa League clash with Rodgers’ conquerors in the last round, Slavia Prague, as they look to seal a place in the quarter-finals.

There can be little doubt Rangers are worthy champions this season though and the backing from the board has been a big part of that for Gerrard.

Meanwhile, two former Rangers players and a well-known bluenose have been affected by a high-profile managerial departure

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