Rangers' capability is much less certain, to the point where their 2-0 win against Hearts at Ibrox on Feb 24 was hailed as an example of staying power which had previously been little in evidence in home games.
Meanwhile, Murty last night dismissed suggestions that his future as Rangers manager depends on his side beating their city rivals in this fixture.
The former Liverpool boss insists he has taken no notice of the "confident noises" eminating from Ibrox in the build-up to the game but says it is because Rangers expect to take the spoils.
Rodgers aimed barbs at that ambition at the time and, with familiar self-contradiction, he did it again in the run-up to this occasion.
We had to believe in ourselves as we have top-quality players up the park and they scored great goals.
"We had to cope with a lot of long balls and direct play". If I do a good enough job and I get the job full-time I have got no doubt next season will be another challenge. I knew Dorus might be struggling so I had plenty time to get myself right and focused on the game.More news: Kenyatta, Odinga talk unity, to heal Kenyan political divisions
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"I'm desperate to experience the atmosphere", he said.
"We started really well, obviously the stadium gets rocking after the first goal". They got back into it with a good hit from them but a poor goal from us.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers warned Rangers to be "careful what they wish for" in the cup and has since claimed Sunday's Old Firm is a must-win for their Glasgow rivals, which is live on Sky Sports. They're on top, the defending champions, and we are chasing them, but we need to make sure we're not just defined by this one game. "When we study opponents up here, he's been one of the very few goalkeepers I've been really impressed with. But whilst we walk out on to the football pitch ready to accept it, what we can do on the pitch will determine what is going to happen after that".
Murty said: "I've just told the players in the changing room you'll never have a better opportunity to go and win the game".
"We have top quality players, they are unbelievable".
"Handling pressure is something we have done really well historically at this football club".