Chris Sutton highlights key Abada strength and weakness

He is the boy who has put the title firmly in Celtic’s hands.

Liel Abada has been a superb player since joining from Maccabi Petah Tikva in the summer for £3.6million, scoring seven league goals in just 22 games as the Hoops push for the Premier League trophy.

He has been in superb form recently, scoring four in his last six as he begins to take a prominent role in the Ange Postecoglou system.

It is hard to remember just how young he is at times, with many berating him for some frustrating performances – although at 20, he is still very much developing as a player and a person and will be for years to come.

His goal against Dundee United at the weekend was by far the most important goal of his tenure in Glasgow. With theRangers dropping points earlier on Saturday, it was down to Celtic to capitalise on their mistakes.

And when Abada scored to lift the roof off Paradise in the 91st minute of the game, it gave pundits plenty to talk about – including Chris Sutton.

GLASGOW , SCOTLAND – JANUARY 9: Chris Sutton of Celtic celebrates after scoring during the Tennants Scottish Cup third round match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on January 9, 2005 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

“Abada is young and frustrates at times but he has a wonderful habit of nicking a goal,” Sutton said on Twitter.

“Poor performance from Celtic in truth but incredible drive and character to win with so many key players missing.”

Celtic are now just two points behind theRangers in the title race, they know a win on Monday would put them top of the table for the first time since the end of August.

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