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2nd Nov, 2017 | 1:54pm

Brendan Rodgers makes bold Europa League claim for Celtic

By John Reid

Brendan Rodgers has admitted that Celtic have aspirations of winning the Europa League.

The Celtic boss wants to ensure that Celtic reach the last 32 of the competition first though, and that will mean avoiding defeat against Anderlecht next month.

Speaking to the Evening Times, the man in charge of the Hoops said “We want to win.

“We want to finish up…in Europe after Christmas. It’s a great symbol of the work the players are putting in and a good marker for us going forward.”

The Celtic boss will have taken great encouragement from Celtic’s battling display against Bayern Munich, that Celtic may be able to make a run in the Europa League.

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Celtic are currently three points ahead of Anderlecht in the battle for Europa League football.

The Hoops also hold a 9 goal advantage on goal difference.

Both teams have tough matches in the next round of fixtures, with Celtic travelling to Paris to take on PSG and Anderlecht at home to Bayern Munich.

The group seems to be heading to a final day decider between Celtic and Anderlecht at Celtic Park.

The last 32 of the Europa League may feature the likes of Napoli, Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid, all of whom are currently in third place in their Champions League groups.

In other Celtic news, a Bayern Munich legend thinks that Celtic can go all the way in the Europa League

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