The Old Firm derby is back in the Scottish Premiership and everyone will be looking forward to the tie as Rangers made a return from the lower league to be part of the top flight. Mark Warburton has brought in a few players this season such as Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar but Celtic’s boss Brendan Rodgers has also done his bit and has brought in Moussa Dembele and Kolo Toure.
It might have been a different story when comparing the two sides a couple of seasons ago when Rangers were in the lower leagues but the Gers have made a number of decent signings and comparing the two sides won’t be that season.
Celtic aren’t the better club by a long shot and we look at the combined best XI from both sides to produce the best Old Firm side that can be put out at the moment.
There really cannot be any better goalkeeper in the Scottish system right now than Gordon and he easily makes it into the XI.
The Rangers captain is the first player from the Blue half of the Old Firm and he has been extremely consistent for the side in recent seasons.
The 24-year-old Dane might not have played a lot of games for Celtic but he certainly is one of the better central defenders when compared to both sides and has to be part of this team.
The recently signed central defender still has a lot of quality even though he didn’t play a lot of games last season and also makes it to the XI.
Another Rangers star that makes it to the XI, Tavernier might not be a household name in football at the moment but the 24-year-old is signed up with the Gers till 2019 and should only get better.
The recently signed English star, who has a name for his off-field escapades more than his on field work but the midfielder can surely do a lot of good work for Rangers and is a shoe in in this XI.
Partnering Barton in midfield is another tough tackling midfielder in Scott Brown and you can’t keep the Celtic man out of the XI.
Niko might not be the youngest player in the world but he surely is talented and he was known for his incredible ability during his time at Portsmouth. He would be great on the wing in this XI for sure.
The former Manchester City player might be playing on loan at Celtic but he is one talented youngster and should just about make it to the XI.
The Celtic star has been one of the best players for the side and the 25-year-old was scoring for fun last season as he bagged 40 goals in all competitions and cannot be ignored one bit.
The Englishman might not have played in the Scottish Premiership earlier but his 28 goals for the Gers last season is just about enough to round out the Old Firm XI.