Celtic will be boosted by RB Leipzig’s striker absentees

Rangnick believes Mc Gregor and Tierney are out of his price range

Rangnick believes Mc Gregor and Tierney are out of his price range

The Bhoys were beaten 2-0 away to Leipzig when the teams met earlier in the group, but will be hoping home advantage at Parkhead can help them exact revenge.

"It was a fantastic victory and one that I'm very proud of", said Rodgers.

With RB Salzburg leading Group B by six points from Leipzig and Celtic after their 5-2 hammering of Rosenborg in Norway, it looks likely that the Germans and Scots will be competing for the runners-up spot. He held it up so well and got us a few free-kicks and he just really did a big job for the team so I was really pleased for him when he scored.

And, because Celtic did not match Leipzig's 2-0 win over them in Germany, Ralf Rangnick's side remain second due to their head-to-head record. 'The most important thing was to win and win well.

Effusive in his praise for the way his side took the game to their opponents, Rodgers said the performance and result eclipsed any he'd overseen to date at Celtic Park.

"We are at Livingston now on Sunday afternoon and it would be fabulous to round off the month by looking at the table and seeing ourselves sitting at the top of it", he said "That is no disrespect at all to Livingston because they have had a brilliant start to the season and have shown a lot of people what they have got but we want to keep this run of form going". "And then the supporters were absolutely magnificent".

As a packed Celtic Park roared on the Scottish champions, a strike by left-back Kieran Tierney after 11 minutes gave them a deserved interval lead. At 1-1, they responded straight away, had that belief to get forward and got that winning goal'.

"We knew before the game that we had to win and we have done that". This was a pressure game that we needed to win but you seen the positivity in the team.

Rodgers had urged his players not to be timid against a side who took two goals off them in Germany two weeks previously. They were playing a midfield diamond which is hard to press against.

"Tonight was a very emotional game, our players fed off that and the supporters helped us to the victory".

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