In front of 98,000 fans, Gerrard and Postecoglou have already faced each other. All be it Gerrard was still in a Liverpool shirt at the time. Gerrard was on the scoresheet as Liverpool came out victorious in a friendly against Melbourne Victory. The Aussies lost 2-0 to Brendan Rodgers’ scousers.

Although this encounter was a friendly match, both managers will meet again but in imposing dugouts in a few months time. The fixture list is not yet released but Gerrard and Postecoglou will most likely meet in September.

Celtic will look to improve dramatically under the Greek-Aussie and reduce the 25 point gap between the sides and challenge the Govan side for the title.

The league is all to play for with the winners heading straight to the Champions League group stage with no qualifiers to be contested. This can only be achieved if this summer’s recruitment is spot on.

Ange is still in Japan but he is expected to be in for the Bhoys’ training camp in Wales next month.



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