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16th Dec, 2017 | 11:51am

Brendan Rodgers compares Celtic senior player with PL legend

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has saluted club captain Scott Brown, by revealing that he believes that opposition players raise their games hugely when facing him.

As quoted by the Scottish Sun, Rodgers noted the other player that faced this challenge that he has managed is Liverpool and Premier League legend Steven Gerrard.

“Every player that came up against Steven would raise their game 10 to 15 per cent because they are up against a top player and Browny has the same up here.

The Celtic boss continued: “Every week, every player who comes up against him knows how good he is so they always see it as a real test.

“That’s why it’s remarkable how well Scott Brown has done here because of the challenge he has had for the last 10-plus years of everyone that he is up against.”

Brown has had a storied career in Glasgow since joining the Hoops from Hibs in 2007 for £4.4 million.

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He has won 14 trophies, 12 of them as club captain, including seven Scottish Premiership titles, and has established himself as arguably the most important player in the team since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers took over as Celtic manager.

The Hoops senior player recently returned to playing for Scotland too, and has 51 caps for the national side.

Brown and his team-mates are next in action against Hearts at Tynecastle, as they look to stay clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

The Celts are currently five points clear of closest challengers Rangers and Aberdeen, and have a game in hand, which is set to be played against Partick Thistle on the 13th of December.

The month ends with two league games at Celtic Park against the duo of Aberdeen and Rangers, matches which will go a log way in determining the outcome of the Scottish Premiership title race.

In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers has sent out a warning ahead of the January winter break

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