It’s in the interests of everyone (well, the media) to play up a “faltering Celtic, resurgent Rangers” at this stage. If Celtic had capably defended one of AEK’s three goals we wouldn’t be having this to this extent.
This is the first kind of testing point in his tenure, but the comparitive strength of the squad will show over the season. Probably the best time for Thistle to play us though.
Rodgers might go at the end of this season though, he’ll be aware that further domestic dominance after that won’t really add much more to his reputation and he’s seeing how difficult it is for Celtic to progress in Europe. I feel like if we were more effective in the transfer market we should be able to make more of a Europa League run, but I suppose every team feels like they could do better in the transfer market.