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Liverpool arrange friendly against Celtic in Ireland

The match will be held at Dublin's Aviva Stadium

Walter Smith's bid came too late

Walter Smith appointed non-executive chairman at Rangers

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For all they enjoyed their adventures in Europe and celebrated raucously at the conclusion of their Premier League title defence, this was the victory that mattered the most to Celtic.

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The sides meet at Hampden Park on Saturday

Neil Lennon is at the centre of celebrations after Celtic clinch the title

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Neil Lennon has been charged with misconduct by the SFA

Neil Lennon free to sit on bench during Celtic's Scottish Cup final appearance against Hibernian

Lennon has been given a one-game suspended touchline ban

Champions: Celtic defender Efe Ambrose shows off the trophy

Celtic 4 St Johnstone 0 match report: Neil Lennon looks forward as Celtic are crowned

Celtic lifted their 44th Scottish League trophy yesterday and manager Neil Lennon – tipped by many to be on his way to Everton – said he hoped there will be "many more years like this".

Neil Lennon is at the centre of celebrations after Celtic clinch the title

Neil Lennon being linked to Everton is no surprise says Celtic player Georgios Samaras

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SPL agrees on merger deal

Scottish Premier League clubs have unanimously agreed on new measures that would deliver a merged governing body in time for next season.

Scottish Premier League clubs agree on play-off proposal

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