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Rodgers’ transfer decisions and European downfall have cost Celtic

Rodgers’ transfer decisions and European downfall have cost Celtic

Celtic will be delighted with how the Old Firm clash panned out as they secured a 1-0 victory over bitter rivals Rangers at Parkhead.

The Hoops haven’t exactly been able to ensure consistency right the way throughout the current campaign so far, but they are still a force to be reckoned with in the Scottish Premiership. Indeed, the defending champions are still trailing Hearts in the table but this won’t bother them as there’s still a long way to go.

Brendan Rodgers has made a number of brave decisions and hasn’t always got things right so far this season, so he’ll be hoping that this won’t cost them too much as the campaign progresses.

With that in mind, here’s a look at two of Rodgers’ biggest blunders…

Transfer window decisions

Brendan Rodgers has built a Celtic side that have completely dominated proceedings in Scotland ever since he joined the club, but things haven’t necessarily gone to plan so far this season.

Indeed, Moussa Dembele had been Celtic’s standout performer in seasons gone by and always knew how to get them out of a whole at the most desperate of times. But, they’ll now have to struggle without his services this season.

Also, the Hoops had struggled to get the best out of Scott Sinclair at times and Callum McGregor isn’t a natural winger as he often drifts inside, so not upgrading there is a real issue.

Champions League downfall

Celtic seem to have lost their identity since being knocked out of the Champions League as many Scottish clubs may now view Brendan Rodgers’ side as a much weaker team in comparison to recent years, and losing to Hearts in the Scottish Premiership confirmed this a while back.

The Hoops have been the only Scottish club plying their trade at the top level of European football in years gone by, but seeing them stumble in the qualification stages may offer other clubs the confidence to put up a fight and challenge them for the Scottish Premiership title.

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