Brendan Rodgers will not think too seriously about Rangers chairman Dave King's claim that Celtic's dominance could collapse like "a pack of cards".

The Hoops secured their seventh successive title recently and are on their way to unprecedented back-to-back domestic trebles.

King on Monday announced a share issue to raise £6million in new money as they seek to raise funds for new manager Steven Gerrard.

The Rangers chairman and was quoted as saying: "We only need one league. We don't need two or three. Once we take one away, it's a pack of cards.

"Celtic's costs structure is more like we were 10 years ago. We needed Champions League football and if we went into the Europa League we were in trouble because the cost structure was so high.

"Take that away for one season and it will change the numbers in the Celtic side very, very quickly.

"The question is, that with Celtic's resources, does it put you beyond them forever? The answer is clearly no."

However, ahead of the Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Kilmarnock on Wednesday night, Celtic boss Rodgers dismissed King's statement and said: "We always respect every team but I am not one to be looking over the fence at anyone else.

"I don't think of it too seriously either way to be honest. My focus is on Celtic, this is a huge job here.

"You always have to be aware of your competitors, you can't be naive enough to not understand and have a little think of what the others are doing, but it is not something that is at the forefront of my mind. My focus is very much on our club."