Brendan’s Liverpool lessons can deliver Celtic title glory

Brendan Rodgers has had his fair share of experience in closely run title races. With just six matches left in this season’s League campaign and a single point above theRangers (who have a game in hand), Brendan certainly will be feeling the pressure from the title race.

However, it is certainly still in our hands with theRangers having to travel to Glasgow’s East end to face the Bhoys on their home turf in a match that could decide the League.

Pile on the pressure

Furthermore, theRangers’ midweek match away against Dundee was once again postponed due to rainfall, which means they won’t have a match until this coming Sunday away to Ross County. This allows the Bhoys to pile on the pressure and stretch the lead at the top of the table to four points as we face St Mirren the day before.

Brendan’s Experience 

Brendan is no stranger to a close-run competition, as in the 2013/14 season, he managed Liverpool two points shy of the top spot, allowing Manchester City to narrowly surpass them and clutch the title. With that said Brendan hasn’t exactly fallen short of securing trophies, with seven collected at his first spell at Celtic, and a remarkable FA Cup with Leicester.

Speaking on Celtic TV, Brendan reflects on his time in England and discusses the lessons he learned, and how he will apply them to this season’s title race.

Finding that calmness

“I think the learning from it was not to be too emotional. The emotion is fine and this title race really makes us better. It’s so important to be able to control that emotion. It’s a choice. You want the excitement and dreams, absolutely. That’s what being a supporter is all about. From a football perspective, it’s about finding that calmness.”

“We play a game with emotion, we play with a tactical idea and a high level of technique of course, but mentally you need to be stable when everything around you can feel chaotic. But I think the team is now coming into a really, really good place.

We have the heart, fight and desire

We showed that at the weekend that we have the heart, fight and desire to go to the most toughest arenas that you can ever go to as a Celtic player and get a result from it.

“Now, we’re arriving into the next six games and have an opportunity to reinforce that, and that’s something that we aim to do.”

Although his time at Liverpool was tough, Brendan has vast experience in the Scottish division, and if his history is anything to go by, we shouldn’t be too worried about this season’s title race.

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