Rodgers delivers verdict on Celtic 20-year-old ahead of Rangers clash
By Dominic Toner
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has described Moussa Dembele as a “big game player” ahead of their match against Rangers.
The Bhoys host their Old Firm rivals Rangers on Sunday in the Scottish Premiership.
Celtic forward Dembele is expected to lead the line in the highly anticipated clash and has been in great form since his summer arrival from Fulham.
The 20-year-old has scored five goals in the three previous meetings with Rangers this season, including a hat-trick in September’s league match.
Rodgers has praised the ability of his star striker ahead of the weekend and believes he has been in sensational form this campaign.
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“He’s a big game player. He has an inherent belief in his own ability. He has been clinical taking his chances,” Rodgers said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
???? BR on @MDembele_10 :"He’s a big game player. He has an inherent belief in his own ability. He has been clinical, taking his chances."
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) March 9, 2017
Celtic will be looking to maintain their unbeaten league record on Sunday, but their great rivals will be desperate to stop them writing their name into the history books.
Rodgers’ side have been in imperious form this season and they have only dropped league points in a draw away to Inverness in September.
Dembele has played a crucial role in their success and has made an instant impact in Scottish football.
The Frenchman has made 44 appearances across all competitions this season and been a key player under Rodgers.
The striker has managed 32 goals and seven assists so far, and will be keen to improve that tally against bitter rivals Rangers.
In other Celtic news, Rodgers has made a shock admission about his future.