By Ray Livingstone

16th Oct, 2019 | 1:07pm

Carragher makes huge Rangers claim, switches allegiance from Celtic

Jamie Carragher has said that he thinks Rangers will win the premiership this season and that if they do it would be right behind the Miracle in Istanbul for manager Steven Gerrard. 

Sky Sports pundit Carragher also said that he had switched allegiance from Celtic since Gerrard took over as manager.

Talking to the Herald, Carragher compared Rangers winning the title to Liverpool coming back from 3-0 down to beat AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final.

“I think it will be right up there, I really do,” Carragher said, “because it is not a title that is expected in some ways.

“There is no doubt that Celtic probably have the edge in terms of the squad, financially also. They have the belief that they almost win the league every year. I think Celtic have a lot of advantages that Rangers don’t have.

“But I think they will do it this year. I have seen in some of the European and Old Firm games how the crowd and the atmosphere has been. You think there is something bubbling here at Rangers.

“I think he [Gerrard] has done brilliantly, absolutely fantastic. He has obviously put Rangers in a position this year where I think there is going to be a real challenge for the title.

“I was a big Celtic man more than Rangers, I must say, but that has had to change since Stevie got the job.”

Gers are two points clear at the top of the table after Celtic dropped five points in their last two games.

The side’s only blot this season was the 2-0 defeat to Celtic at Ibrox and, damaging as that was, Gerrard’s men have bounced back brilliantly.

Since that dismal afternoon, Rangers have won four on the bounce, but it’s the manner in which they’ve done it that’s really started a buzz around Ibrox.

They have scored 17 goals and only conceded one, and they’ve scored 14 without reply in the Premiership now.

Their next match is on Sunday against Hearts and for the first time in a long time, the Premiership title is in their own hands.

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