Steven Gerrard has found support from am unlikely source as Neil Lennon gave his backing to the under fire Rangers manager as reported in The Scotsman.
Whilst Lennon has overseen a run of fixtures that has seen his side drop points just once since September his rival across the city has now dropped eight points since the winter break to leave the champions a commanding ten points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
The Parkhead gaffer is no stranger to life in the Glasgow goldfish bowl and gave his understanding of what the Gers boss is going through just now:
“I can empathise to a certain degree, I’ve been through it myself. It’s a tough environment sometimes, an unrealistic environment at times as well”.
“I can’t really comment on the form Rangers are in or what they are going through. I only want to comment on what Celtic are doing.”
“We are very pleased, obviously, but there is still a long way to go and a lot of games to come – tough games away and tough games at home.”
Lennon, bizarrely, was under pressure in September before embarking on their current run after losing to Livingston and drawing against Hibernian in the space of a week, had they not had to play Livi for an hour with ten men and decisions gone their way against Hibs they could be sitting on a near perfect season.
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For all that Lennon may “empathise” with Gerrard, he will want his suffering to continue for as long as possible with the prospect of an unprecedented fourth domestic treble still well and truly on the cards, few would see there being any light at the end of the blue tinted tunnel any time soon.