In May of 2014, Northern Irishman, Brendan Rodgers was close to becoming the first Liverpool manager to win the Premier League. It looked as though 24 years of hurt would end that summer but ultimately, wanting a league title badly doesn’t always transcend to winning it. Under Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool played some scintillating attacking football that could tear any team into shreds, but the defence lacked grit and purpose, an all familiar tune ever since. Steven Gerrard’s famous slip against Chelsea end Luis Suarez tears at Crystal Palace will forever be ingrained in the hearts of Liverpool fans, and Rodgers left without proper adulation over a year later.
A disastrous start to the 2015/16 season saw his sacked and many thought his managerial career was over until Scottish giants, Celtic gave him one last chance at redemption and like a man who knew the enormity of his task, has grabbed it with both hands. He is quietly rebuilding his reputation north of England where the scrutiny reached fever peak, but in Glasgow, he has something he couldn’t muster at Liverpool: the love of the fans. Any Liverpool manager would always be compared to the likes of Bob Paisley, Kenny Dalglish and Bobby Shankly, and few warmed to Rodgers while at Anfield. Celtic are still yet to lose a domestic game under his management, close to 60 matches of dominance. The bookmarkers free bets lets you save your bets as some matches get postponed in the Scottish league.
Many will argue that the Scottish league is a one-team league following the relegation of Rangers some years ago, but it doesn’t take anything away from a man that has turned Celtic into a ruthless machine, crushing all opponents with ease and trying to contain better teams in Europe. Celtic have been unfortunate to be in tough Champions League groups ever since Rodgers took over. Last season, they were placed alongside Manchester City and Barcelona while this season they have been dealt yet another blow as the likes of PSG and Bayern Munich are also in our group.
A 5-0 drubbing at Celtic Park to PSG is humiliating, but our boys picked themselves up to win away at Anderlecht, sending a statement that this season, we can do well even if we drop to the Europa League. Last season’s top scorer, Moussa Dembele is yet to hit top form after his injury, while the signing of Oliver Ntcham has been inspired. The likes of Bitton, Tierney and Scott Brown have all put on their soccer shoe and took off where they left last season, meaning that there is still hope for more trophies this term. We won a domestic treble last season with a record haul of 106 points, going unbeaten and it’s all down to one man: Brendan Rodgers. He has been super.