Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has made a jibe at Manchester United over their lowly position in the Premier League.
The Reds are flying high at the top of the Premier League table, having pulled out a 13-point lead over Leicester , and appear on course for their first league title since 1990.
They are yet to lose a games this season in the league, have only dropped two points all season and were recently crowned the FIFA Club World Cup winners.
On the other hand, 13-time champions United are eighth and 24 points behind Jurgen Klopp’s superstars.
Gerrard is in his own title race with Rangers in the Scottish Premiership, as his Gers team sit five points behind leaders Celtic – but have a game in hand.
The two Old Firms outfits go head-to-head on Sunday lunchtime, and when asked about the rivalry, Gerrard couldn’t avoiding sending a dig towards Old Trafford.
The former midfielder said: “I suppose it had many similarities but it’s not necessarily a derby match, Liverpool vs Manchester. I think the rivalry comes from success, the two most successful teams in England so that’s another similarity to up here in the Old Firm.
“I think the Liverpool v Everton match is more similar in terms of the bitterness and hatred and bragging rights in the local community but Manchester is 40 minutes, one hour away, and obviously Manchester United are not at the top of the table anymore so there’s another difference for you.”
Celtic are on an 11-match winning run in the league, but Gerrard insists that Rangers can end that at Celtic Park.
“We are going to Parkhead in good form and good shape. We know it will be a very tough match, they have a very strong home record,” he continued.
“But we played Celtic a few weeks ago and put a good show on, gave a good account of ourselves.
“I expect us to go there with confidence and belief we can get a result.
“We have a game in hand, so I’m not really too concerned about gaps. I’m concerned with my team winning football matches.”