No matter the hype, propaganda and rubbish that is part and parcel of the develop to and Old Company clash, all that is at stake is three points and the opportunity to go 19 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Steven Gerrard has an almost completely healthy squad to pick from however will have been gutted to lose 2 previous match winners in the shape of Ryan Jack and Scott Arfield – the only consolation is that his current midfield 3 are all bang in type.

The gaffer has two primary area issues – who to select alongside Connor Goldson and whether to choose the in kind Ianis Hagi or Ryan Kent.

Here is the XI I think Gerrard will opt for as he wants to cement our supremacy at the top of the table:

As an establishing member of the Filip Helander fan club, it’s no competition for me, the big Swede has to begin, he has actually displayed in previous derbies just how calm and composed he is, Leon Balogun has done little wrong however he’s just not as proficient at the basics of stopping the opposition from scoring.

Ryan Kent likewise needs to begin, he has actually been the most significant difference in current Old Company ties and having actually more area compared to what he usually gets versus the “low-block jobbers” will only benefit him – he’s also due a goal.

I’m most anticipating seeing Kemar Roofe versus them, specifically if Christopher Jullien is out injured, his motion is an action above anything they will have bet in Scotland this season.

If we show the very same organisation that we have in the Europa League then we must have excessive for Celtic, any defensive lapses, and in spite of their present issues, we could get penalized, no excuses, out work, our fight and out run them and three points need to be ours.