Rodgers puts pressure on Gers
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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers insists the pressure will be on Rangers when he takes his Hoops side to Ibrox on Hogmanay.
Celtic extended their lead over the Light Blues at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership to 16 points and a game in hand with a 2-0 home win over Ross County, with goals from defender Erik Sviatchenko and midfielder Stuart Armstrong.
Celtic have won 14 league games in a row and are unbeaten in 23 domestic games this season, as well as unbeaten in 22 domestic home games in 2016.
Rodgers believes those statistics will allow the champions to be more relaxed than normal in an Old Firm game, albeit he stressed his desire to win.
The Northern Irishman said: "It will be a battle. There is no doubt about that. It will be a tough game.
"There is huge pressure on them to get the result at home. For us, we have played in big games under pressure this season and dealt well with it, stayed calm and got the result.
"We know it will be tough and it's a game we are looking forward to. It finishes off a remarkable first half of the season for us. And we aim to go there and win.
"For us, it doesn't matter what the result is on Saturday. We have had a fantastic start to the season and irrespective of the result, we will be happy with our work."