Rodgers must sell defender: Three things we learned from Celtic win at Motherwell
COMMENT by Amir Mir
Football Insider analyses the three talking points as Celtic came from two goals down to produce a stunning fightback and defeat Motherwell 4-3 at Fir Park.
Rodgers needs more quality in central defence – The Scottish Premiership is a walk in the park for the Glasgow giants. However, if Brendan Rodgers has ambitions of producing the goods or putting in better performances in Europe then he must get rid of the 35-year-old Toure. The former Premier League player struggled against Motherwell, failing to read the game, nor the flight of the crosses into the penalty area. It is no surprise that much better and high quality opposition have punished the Hoops backline before. Barcelona scored seven passed a defence that included Toure and these situations will only continue, if Rodgers does not sort out his backline.
Patrick Roberts is a future star – The 19-year-old stood up when his side needed him most in the second half. After a lacklustre and poor first half display, which saw them go two goals down, the on-loan Manchester City star produced a man-of-the-match display. His movement and passing ability was too much for the home side as he notched a goal and an assist to help Rodgers’ men to a stunning fightback.
Celtic can go unbeaten – Brendan Rodgers is yet to be beaten since joining the Scottish champions in the summer. The former Liverpool manager has already won a domestic trophy and has won 12 out of 13 games in the Premiership. Even though they have two games in hand, the Glasgow giants are 11 points clear at the top of the table and they will no doubt walk this league. But their stunning fightback at Fir Park showed that the Hoops may just go unbeaten this season.
In other Celtic team news, supporters on Twitter question why Leigh Griffiths was not selected in the squad to face Motherwell.
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