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angers manager Steven Gerrard has admitted that his side came away from the first Old Firm at Celtic Park with “regrets” after showing “too much respect” to Celtic.
The sides meet again later today in the East End with the Gers holding the Old Firm momentum after winning at Ibrox in December.
Ranger's English manager Steven Gerrard (L) and Celtic's Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers (R) gesture on the side-lines during the Scottish Premiership football match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on September 2, 2018.

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Gerrard believes that going to Parkhead on the back of a massive Europa League clash with Russian side FC Ufa “slapped” his side in the face – but admits they have learned their lesson.
“On the back of the Ufa game the last time, it was a very emotional night going down to nine men,” Gerrard told The Sun.
Ranger's English manager Steven Gerrard (C) looks on before the start of the Scottish Premiership football match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on September 2, 2018.

(Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP)

“We think the first Old Firm game came round and slapped us right in the face.
“We showed Celtic too much respect. I think we stood off them and let Celtic impose their style on us.
“We came away from the game with regrets. We learned a lot and tried to take it into the second game.”
This afternoon’s clash could have massive repercussions for the Gers depending on the outcome.
Ranger's English manager Steven Gerrard (L) gestures during the Scottish Premiership football match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on September 2, 2018.

(Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP)

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A win for Gerrard’s side would see them close the gap at the top of the table to seven points but defeat would effectively seal Celtic’s eighth consecutive title.
After the disappointment of the performance at Celtic Park last time out, it will be interesting to see if Gerrard’s side really have learned anything from it.

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