Philippe Clement makes Celtic claim after Rangers win

Rangers v Aberdeen - Viaplay Cup Final
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Celtic's draw against Aberdeen and the Rangers' win over Livingston means that there is no genuine gap between the two teams in the league right now. Philippe Clement's side have a game in hand and if they can win that one, the two Glasgow giants would be on the same number of points. And to think the Hoops were cruising to the title not too long ago.

That is how quickly things can change in football though. So, Celtic's focus has to be on one game at a time. They cannot afford to think about the mistakes of the past or too far ahead into the future.

Celtic have come out on top on both occasions they have come up against the Rangers. But Brendan Rodgers' side have struggled when it comes to getting wins against the other teams in the league on a consistent basis.

That is an area in which the Rangers have excelled since Clement replaced Michael Beale. The Ibrox boss does not seem to be focusing on Celtic though. As reported by the Daily Record, the manager told BBC Sportsound:

"I'm not busy with Celtic or other teams. I am only busy with winning games. I will be busy with the ranking at the end of the season - the last two or three games."

Clement makes Celtic claim after Rangers win

The last thing that Celtic need to do right now is worry about the Rangers. They have far too many problems of their own.

The January transfer window was being viewed as the club's opportunity to fix those problems. But they quite certainly did not do that. The Hoops did not sign a left-back and it remains to be seen if Adam Idah is able to deliver goals consistently up front, because Kyogo looks like a shadow of his former since the arrival of Rodgers.

One thing is clear, Celtic need to find a way to win the league from here. If they don't, they will have a lot of questions to answer.