By Amir Mir

Chris Sutton has praised Brendan Rodgers for making a “remarkable” and “exciting” improvement to Celtic this season.

Former Liverpool manager Rodgers took charge of the Scottish Champions in the summer by replacing Ronny Deila in the Celtic Park hot seat.

The Bhoys have beaten Old Firm rivals Rangers on two occasions this term and top the Scottish Premiership by seven points.

This has impressed former striker Sutton, who spoke highly of the former Premier League boss on his personal Twitter account.

Since his arrival the Northern Irishman has recruited six senior players, including centre-back Kolo Toure and former Aston Villa winger Scott Sinclair.

The latter has scored eight goals in nine league appearances, including scoring in the 4-0 win at Ross County on Wednesday night.

However, the Hoops have struggled on the European stage this season, as they were thumped 7-0 at Barcelona and beaten 2-0 at home to German side Borussia Monchengladbach.

But they did record an impressive 3-3 draw against current English Premier League leaders Manchester City at Celtic Park in September.

Rodgers’ side travel to Aberdeen on Saturday afternoon, as they look to maintain their unbeaten start in the league this term and open an impressive ten point gap at the top of the table.

In other Celtic team news, Chris Sutton believes Rangers manager Mark Warburton should include Joey Barton in his squad.