By James Black
Liverpool and England icon Steven Gerrard believes that hosts of clubs will be scrapping to sign Kieran Tierney after his performance in Celtic’s 3-0 win over Anderlecht in the Champions League.
Tierney has been a revelation for the Hoops over the last few years as he has cemented his place as the Scottish champions’ first-choice left-back.
The left-back set-up Leigh Griffith’s opening goal with an inch-perfect cross and the retired star-turned pundit was impressed with his performance.
Gerrard was particularly impressed with Celtic’s first goal and picked out Tierney’s involvement before saying he believed “lots of clubs” would be watching the Hoops sensation.
“I really enjoyed the first goal tonight; the ball inside from Olivier Ntcham; the cross across the box from Kieran Tierney and the finish; it was a wonderful team goal,” Gerrard said in a video posted by BT Sport Football’s official Twitter account on Wednesday night.
“I know Brendan works on that type of stuff on the training ground so he’ll be very happy with that first goal.
“He’s an excellent left-back, an attacking full-back so I’m sure lots of teams will be watching him.”
Kieran Tierney caught the eye of Steven Gerrard and Gary Lineker vs Anderlecht.
Yet another assist for the classy 20-year-old Celtic star. pic.twitter.com/5JyA2rwYPi
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 27, 2017
The 20-year-old has made 91 appearances since breaking into the Celtic first-team and has also earned six caps for Scotland.
Tierney made his debut under Ronny Deila but has really kicked on under Brendan Rodgers and has reportedly attracted interest from England, with Manchester United one of the sides linked with him.
The left-back has played in a variety of roles so far for Celtic this season as Rodgers has experimented with his defence.
He’s also featuring regularly at right-back for Scotland with Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson making the left-back berth his own in Gordon Strachan’s national team.