Brendan Rodgers insists the only reason Celtic are not top of the pile in the Premiership is because of themselves.

Last weekend a 1-1 draw at home to Kilmarnock proved to be hugely damaging as Philippe Clement's side took full advantage the following day.

Rangers sit two points clear of the champions at the summit of the league table.

Second is not a position Celtic fans have been accustomed to over the past ten years or so.

And Rodgers is adamant that the title is very much still in the Hoops' hands, despite relinquishing a seven-point lead in recent months.

He said: "It's getting back to making sure we focus on ourselves because we can't control anything that Rangers any other team does. I've said it all season we can only focus on our own team performance.

"We're not top of the league because of ourselves and the points we've dropped but we have to learn from that and be focused on our own performance.

"That's what the next 12 games will be because it's still in our hands what it is we achieve this season so we have to focus on that.

"We've had eight wins and two draws which probably feels like eight losses and two draws. There's still been a lot of good in the games it's just when the result disappoints and the performance disappoints, then it doesn't give you a good feeling."

READ MORE: Celtic legend hails goalkeeper Joe Hart as £1m 'bargain'

Meanwhile, Joe Hart has been hailed as a £1m 'bargain' for Celtic.

The 36-year-old yesterday announced that he will call time on his career at the end of the season.

The ex-England No.1 will end his time between the sticks after three years in Glasgow at the end of the campaign.

And Celts great Pat Bonner reckons replacing him will be a very difficult task.