Liverpool have sent Rangers a message of congratulations after the Ibrox side won their first top-flight title since 2011.
Celtic fans had expected to see their side clinch a historic tenth successive title this season, but they were thwarted by a Rangers team that remains unbeaten after 32 domestic matches.
Saturday’s 3-0 win over St Mirren at Ibrox meant that anything other than victory for Celtic against Dundee United at Tannadice would see them officially lose their crown as Premiership champions, and despite having 27 attempts on goal John Kennedy’s men were held to a 0-0 draw.
That means Rangers are now officially champions, and the man who’s steered them to success is Anfield legend Steven Gerrard.
Since arriving at Ibrox in 2018, he’s overseen a steady improvement in the quality of his squad. That has manifested this season in a run of 32 league games unbeaten, with just nine goals conceded and eight points dropped.
In the wake of Celtic’s draw, Gerrard’s former side acknowledged his achievement with a congratulatory tweet.
It read: “Congratulations from all of us at #LFC to Steven Gerrard and his team on winning the Scottish Premier League (sic) title.”
Congratulations from all of us at #LFC to Steven Gerrard and his team on winning the Scottish Premier League title
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 7, 2021
Graeme Souness said: “I’m delighted for Steven Gerrard and all of his team.
“It’s been a long time coming. Celtic have had a period of domination which was uncomfortable for us Rangers supporters.
“Thoroughly deserve it. They’ve been fantastic all season, and I just wish I was in Glasgow right now. There’s part of me wishes that Celtic had won today so Rangers had to go to Parkhead – they’re there next week – them being the in-form team and winning it there, which would have compounded Celtic’s problems.
“But I’ll take that today.”