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5th Dec, 2017 | 9:13am

Rodgers makes stunning comparison between Celtic senior player and Barcelona superstar

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has lavished praise on his team captain Scott Brown as he gets set to break a Scottish record.

The Scotland captain is set to make his 69th appearance in the Champions League for the Bhoys against Anderlecht at Parkhead on Tuesday, which is the most for any Scottish player ever in the competition.

The iconic Kenny Dalglish previously held the record with 68 appearances.

As quoted by the Evening Times ahead of the match against Anderlecht, Rodgers hailed Brown as one of the Parkhead greats.

The Celtic manager said: “He will go down as one of the great legends of this club.

“He really dictates how we play, he’s the brain of the team. He is an absolutely brilliant player and he’s a credit in how he captains the club. He’s a real, real joy to work with.”

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Rodgers also stunningly compared Brown his former Liverpool player Luis Suarez, who is now a superstar in the Barcelona team.

“Suarez was the same,” he added. “The more you got after him, the better he was.

“Browny has that same real belief in his abilities. That edge that the really good players have, they are right on the edge.”

Senior player Brown has won a host of trophies in his time in Glasgow, including seven Scottish Premiership titles.

He captained the Bhoys last season on their way to their first domestic treble in 2001, and first unbeaten league season since the 1890s.

The Hoops are also currently on a British record run of 68 domestic games without defeat.

Celtic go into the game against Anderlecht as huge favourites to claim a place in Monday’s Europa League last 32 draw.

They are three points and three goals ahead of the Belgian champions, who require a four goal victory to overtake the Hoops and clinch the place in Europe after Christmas.

The Bhoys defeated Anderlecht 3-0 in September thanks to goals from Leigh Griffiths, Patrick Roberts and Scott Sinclair, for only their second ever Champions League group stage victory away from home.

In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers has praised Kieran Tierney 

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