Rangers 3-1 Hearts: Title race 'blown wide open' - Steven Gerrard

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Guardiola makes four changes in all from City's 2-1 Champions League win at Hoffenheim with Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez and John Stones also returning at the expense of Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Otamendi Ilkay Gundogan and Leroy Sane.

"It worked perfectly and, as a manager, I'd love to see that again on Sunday".

Players seem to have a problem with playing on Thursday nights in Europe, and then having domestic games on Sundays.

"Last year we won the last three games against City, twice in the Champions League and one in the league".

Pep Guardiola has lost seven times against teams managed by Jurgen Klopp, more than any other manager. It must all be in their minds.

Alisson denied Mahrez with a smart stop at his near post in the 75th minute, but the best chance of the game was still to come.

Craig Levein deserves an enormous amount of credit for what he has achieved in recent months. But they have gelled magnificently well.

"We've beaten a good team".

It is, however, always wonderful to get a victory in European football, and Rangers are now in a solid position to qualify for the knock-out stages after Christmas. They have good players and a good way to play.

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"You have to be ready, you need a fantastic football team - which I have, thank God - with an outstanding character, ready for being courageous, ready for making mistakes against an outstanding opponent". Now they know it.

"The support was nearly like a 12th man and it felt like that against the Austrian team". "But if they are still there after them then they can be considered challengers". I think maybe it can help us in the long run if we learn from it. But I know it's in there.

"If you strive to be as good as you can be, you are going to be involved in big games and big competitions. This group of players we have got, I'm sure are of the same mindset".

In that context, Celtic's visit to Perth today is huge.

The English midfielder pressed high to win back the ball and set up Hazard, the division's top scorer, who netted his seventh of the league season after 30 minutes at St. Mary's.

The Premier League's two title favorites huffed and puffed but, ultimately, neither team was able to blow the house down at Anfield.

Of course, you would never refuse an opportunity to progress in Europe. The noise took you back. The reality, however, can often be different from wishful thinking.

He said: "After the game it felt much more clear they deserved to win than after the analysis".