JOE HART equalled Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish’s record when he helped the Hoops to a world record eighth treble last season.

The 36-year-old keeper went into the Scottish Cup Final against Inverness Caley Thistle in the knowledge he was only 90 minutes away from emulating the Hoops icon as a player to claim three domestic trophies on both sides of the border.

Dalglish managed the feat of lifting the league title, Scottish Cup and League Cup during his glory days at Parkhead and he achieved the same silverware haul during his excellent career at Liverpool.

HAMPDEN HOORAYS…Joe Hart joins in the celebrations as Callum McGregor holds aloft the Scottish Cup.

Hart had previously been successful in all three competitions with Manchester City and he played his part in the 3-1 Hampden triumph over the Highlanders on June 3.

The 75 times-capped England international shotstopper is ready to do it all again as he relishes his time at the champions.

Asked about his future at Parkhead with one year to run on his contract, Hart, speaking to Celtic You Tube, answered: “Something to prove? Difficult to say at this time in my career.

“I’ve been consistent, I’ve absolutely loved being here. I’ve loved not being in that part of my career where I’m always trying to think of the chess moves.

“If I do this I’m going to get there. If I do that I’m going to get there. I don’t do any of that.

“I’m just loving being in the moment. I’m loving representing this club.”

PARADISE…Joe Hart enjoys the acclaim as Kyogo Furuhashi holds up the second successive Premiership trophy.

Hart will start the new campaign as the team’s No.1, but it is worth considering Craig Gordon was in a similar position when Brendan Rodgers arrived for the first time in May 2016.

The Irishman sprung a surprise by signing his former Swansea netminder 35-year-old Dorus de Vries from Nottingham Forest in mid-August. It was a strange bit of business and the Dutchman made only 15 appearances in three years before retiring.

Gordon proved to Rodgers he was the man for the job.

Maybe Hart will have to do the same, but there is no doubt he has the presence and qualities to impress the returning Rodgers.

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