Ex-Celtic striker Kenny Dalglish believes his former club will triumph over Rangers when the Old Firm rivals clash in the League Cup final later today.
The 68-year-old also has a good friendship with Gers boss Steven Gerrard, because of his Liverpool connections, but Dalglish said he would not be looking to hedge his bets. He thinks it will be a very tight game but has backed the Hoops to come out on top:
“I’m honestly finding it difficult to predict the outcome. There is next to nothing to separate the teams – but I will not sit on the fence. Celtic will just shade it and make it 10 domestic trophies in a row.”
“But I was with Celtic for 10 years, so maybe that’s the reason for my prediction more than anything else. It’s that tight.”
Neil Lennon‘s experience as a manager on these occasions could prove crucial, with the Irishman having won four Scottish Premiership titles and two Scottish Cups during his two spells as head coach at Celtic Park.
However, the 48-year-old has never won the League Cup, with Brendan Rodgers having been in charge for last year’s win against Aberdeen. He will be looking to put that right when his side come up against Rangers at Hampden Park this afternoon.