Luis Suarez: I've studied Celtic and this is how Brendan Rodgers has improved the team
By Dominic Toner
Luis Suarez has revealed that Barcelona are aware of Celtic’s attacking talent ahead of the Champions League meeting on Tuesday.
The superstar striker has also explained how Brendan Rodgers has improved the team by adding an attacking dimension and also bringing the best out of the players at his disposal.
Celtic travel to Camp Nou to face the Spanish Champions but it is the Scottish side who have begun the season in better form, after Rodgers became manager in the summer.
Rodgers’ side will be full of confidence after cruising to a 5-1 victory over their Old Firm Rangers on Saturday.
Barcelona suffered a shock home defeat to newly-promoted Alaves in La Liga at the weekend and Celtic will be wary of a backlash from the Spanish champions.
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Suarez, who previously worked under Rodgers at Liverpool, has explained that Barcelona have done their homework for the European clash and praised the work of his former boss.
“We have been studying Celtic in preparation and Brendan has them scoring a lot of goals and playing exciting football. That’s Brendan’s way,” Suarez told the Scottish Sun. “He will not only make Celtic a better team but he will make their individuals better players.
“They’ll be optimistic they can get a good result, but we must just focus on what happens on the field. It is important that we start the group with a win, but against a Brendan Rodgers team that will not be easy.”
Celtic currently boast a 100 per cent winning record after their first four games of the league campaign and managed to qualify for the Champions League group stages.
Rodgers’ team managed to overcome two-legged ties against Lincoln Red Imps, FC Astana and Hapoel Be’er Sheva to make Europe’s elite club competition for the first time since the 2013/14 season.
Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach are the other two teams drawn in Group C and they will face each other on Tuesday, before Celtic host the English side at the end of September.
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