As reported by The Daily Record, Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has praised Brendan Rodgers for a fantastic Celtic season and hopes they can improve on Europe’s biggest stage next season.
Gerrard knows a thing or two about the UEFA Champions League having famously won the trophy with Liverpool against AC Milan in 2005. Now he’s given his blessing to Celtic to improve on their showing in last year’s competition.
The Hoops finished bottom of their group last term and will be hoping to get back to that stage by negotiating this summer’s qualifiers, before launching a bid to finish at least third and secure European football after Christmas.
As quoted by The Daily Record, Gerrard said:
They’ve had an incredible season, going on to win the Treble. They are going to have to go through the qualifying process as well. But I think with Brendan in charge, they’re playing very, very good football. The players love him and the confidence from winning the Treble, hopefully they can get into the group stages and then try to get out.
Gerrard of course had a fantastic working relationship with the former Liverpool boss when they were both at Anfield, going so close to finally winning a hallowed English Premier League title.
Rodgers has the best chance of bringing back significant European progress at Celtic more than any other manager of the last decade after his absolutely stellar first season.
The atmosphere around the club and the momentum going into the summer is huge and there’s every chance next season could be as memorable for supporters as this one.