Former Rangers striker Peter Lovenkrands suggests his old team could go through the entire Premiership campaign without a single loss, but warns that they must retain their excellent defensive form to do so.
This season, the Ibrox club have been in excellent form and, after three more games, are 19 points ahead of rivals Celtic, who have won 20 of their 22 games and drawn two, conceding just five goals in the process.
“Brendan Rodgers became the first coach to go without loss for a full season in the top flight when he accomplished the feat with Parkhead’s “Invincibles” in 2016/17.
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Lovenkrands, who won the treble in the 2002/03 season as a key member of the Govan team, believes that this year Steven Gerrard will follow suit.
“He told Sky Sports, “I think later in the season they [Rangers] will feel more pressure coming. I’ve been through it myself and it’s hard.
You want it so bad, particularly when the end of the season is approaching and you’re still ahead.
You really, really want it, and you think you have it in your pocket, but it’s a matter of keeping your eyes on it.
“It is a matter of hard work. Hard work and good planning on the training ground.
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“It’s about being professional yourself and following instructions and all these different things, but I don’t have to tell the team that,” he said.
“I know they’re going to do that, and I’ve seen it firsthand with how they operate when I was on the training field. They’re very professional in what they do, and I can’t imagine them giving that up.”
“When specifically asked if he thought Rangers would be able to go throughout the season without losing a Premier League game, Lovenkrands replied, “I’m not going to stand here and say they can’t.
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“Of course there’s a possibility they can do it, definitely.
“The way they’re playing defensively, only conceding five goals in the league, that’s pretty incredible.
“If they can continue like that and defend the way they do, maybe they can do it.