Brendan Rodgers’ side won the treble last season and dropped only eight Premiership points – finishing a remarkable 39 clear of the Ibrox outfit.
“But for him to come out and say we should be further ahead is ludicrous.”
King suggested the Hoops should be further ahead given that the Govan club had been “in the wilderness for four years”.
"First game, they got hammered 5-1. They got hammered 5-1 at the end of the season, so the gulf couldn't be any bigger."
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— CelticQuote (@CelticQuote) June 23, 2017
However, Giriffths added: “If you said to someone at the start of last season that Rangers (sic) would be 30-odd points behind Celtic at the end of the season you’d be raging.
“We just want to concentrate on our job and our job is to defend our title.
“Ultimately, it’s about what we do and if we are at our best nobody in Scotland can live with us.”
— Paul John Dykes ⭐️ (@PaulDykes) June 23, 2017