It really is a surprise that Celtic have managed to complete back to back domestic trebles without losing any of their star players.
Moussa Dembele and Stuart Armstrong didn’t leave despite plenty of speculation, and the likes of Tom Rogic and Kieran Tierney signed new long-term deals, to keep the suitors off the trail.
It does seem inevitable that the team will be broken up sooner rather than later, as both Dembele and Scott Sinclair only have two seasons left on their contracts, for example.
The Hoops board won’t want any player to go into the last season of their contract without a new deal being agreed, but that might not always happen.
It does seem likely that the Hoops squad will change, but Rodgers should try and keep the side together to have a real go at doing well in Europe.
Losing in the last 32 of the Europa League isn’t a good enough benchmark for Rodgers’ European performances so far.
He and his players will know that they can do better than that, it’s what the fans will demand.
If the team is kept together with a few additions and new real departures, then a run at the later stages of the Europa League is more than possible.
Only then will this team have truly fulfilled its’ promise, as despite the back to back trebles results in Europe must be improved, and Rodgers will know that better than anyone.
In other Celtic news, a Hoops coach has paid tribute to the ‘relentless; first-team squad