We've got a good enough squad and good enough players here to go put on a performance against Celtic, so we will just see what happens at the weekend.
The Chelsea flop was on television giving his two cents on Celtic forward Tom Rogic being called up by Australia for the AFC Asian Cup which meant that he will miss the Scottish side's crunch Old Firm derby against the Rangers.
"We hope we can find a sensible solution", said Rodgers.
Gareth McAuley is also facing a battle to be fit along with key attacking midfielders Ryan Kent and Scott Arfield, while left-back Borna Barisic is out along with long-term absentees Graham Dorrans and Jamie Murphy. "To be fair we are quite bare today in terms of numbers, but that first-half concerned me because what we asked of them before the game just clearly wasn't there".
Gers had opportunities to extend the 1-0 lead they had held from a first-half strike from Alfredo Morelos, with Gerrard continuing: "We are reliant on Alfredo at the moment too much, and other people, I have asked to stand up and be counted". Sometimes you have to dig deep into the reserves and play through it. "We can feel sorry for ourselves and mope round, or we regroup and dust ourselves down, pull ourselves together and get ready for a huge game". Celtic had clearance for take-off in every competition for two seasons under Brendan Rodgers but the current league campaign has attracted the buzz of interlopers into the champions' airspace. When we've had to battle, we've battled and we've gone there and played incredible football to win.
Rangers have dropped points against Aberdeen and Hibs at home since going top of the Premiership at the beginning of the month.
Neil Lennon, who remains unbeaten against Rangers at Ibrox as Hibs manager, was gratified by a result which lifts the mood among his squad ahead of Saturday's Edinburgh derby at Easter Road.
"We've had a great 2018". 'All the players are always up for it and the big occasions are exciting to play in.