Date: 13th January 2018 at 6:59pm
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Brendan Rodgers has been defending the Celtic defence, which has faced huge criticism at times this season.

The Hoops manager has claimed, as quoted by the Scottish Sun, that the defence is “very, very good”, and that the Bhoys don’t need to sign any new defenders.

While the Hoops have claimed five clean sheets in a row after the 4-0 defeat to Hearts, the Bhoys still haven’t found a settled centre-back pairing.

At the moment, it is Kristoffer Ajer and Dedryck Boyata, but recent signing from Leipzig Marvin Compper may well be involved and there is also Jozo Simunovic, who lost his place in the team after the loss to Hearts.

If Simunovic leaves in January or the summer, another defender will have to come in to make-up the numbers, but if the Hoops want to succeed in the Champions League then a better standard of defender is needed.

The Bhoys can usually get away with their current defenders in domestic football, but in Europe a better class of centre-back at perhaps a right-back are needed to give the Hoops that extra bit of quality.

The Hoops are fortunate that at left-back and right-back they have top quality players, although Mikael Lustig perhaps isn’t the player he once was.

Even though he has to defend his players, at the back of his mend Brendan Rodgers must know that his defenders can do better.

In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers has come to the defence of Scott Sinclair 

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