ERIK SVIATCHENKO has had his say on Steven Gerrard after the classless manager gestured to him at full time after beating his side in the Europa League qualifiers.

Midtjylland were comprehensively beat over the two legs and Erik has been very gracious in defeat but for the thin skinned Ibrox manager may have been taken in by the media.

Erik was entirely respectful before both ties and even commented it would be tough for his side to qualify. However, at full time, Gerrard made a gesture towards the Dane and former Celt.

Speaking to Record Sport he said:

“He made a gesture that suggested, ‘You’re not so funny any more’, or ‘You’re quiet now’, something like that.

“I don’t know why he said that because my comments throughout were respectful. But it’s up to him what he wants to say after the game.

The Dane again showing respect and restraint even though the manager’s lack of class towards a fellow professional wasn’t there. The guy has certainly adopted The Ibrox way.

Erik went on to say Celtic are in for a challenge this season but he hopes to see the bhoys come out the other side victorious and head towards the ten.

“I hope they will go on and give everything to achieve nine-in-a-row and then the magical number 10. Hopefully they will reach this record.

“A part of history for me? I will take every piece of history, especially as I had such a wonderful time at Celtic. Call me when they win them!”

Erik was brought in by Ronny Deila and sold by Brendan Rodgers. The Dane has made friends for life in Glasgow.



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