Liel Abada can be Scotty Sinclair mark II under Brendan Rodgers

With Jota’s departure seemingly only a matter of time, it will undoubtedly leave a huge void in the attacking front, his loss will be hugely felt. Marco Tilio has of course just signed, and he looks a decent asset, but the man who can fill the Portugueses shoes is already in the building. Step forward Liel Abada.

Liel is a wonderful talent as we have witnessed the past two campaigns, but the main issue he needs to improve is his consistency. Last year he was in and out of the side and maybe didn’t hit the heights of his first season. That said he still contributed with 13 goals and 9 assists in a treble winning season. That’s fantastic numbers in anyone’s book. The boy has talent, that is evident.

Liel was rumoured to be one of the big money exits at the club this summer, but I’ve got a feeling he will still be with us next term, and that is good news as I feel Brendan Rodgers will bring out the best in him.

18.09.2016. Caledonian Stadium, Inverness, Scotland. Scottish Premier League Football. Inverness CT versus Celtic. Scott Sinclair celebrates his goal

Similar to the way he got Scotty Sinclair playing in the Invincible season, Brendan had the Englishman playing the best football of his career that term, and he was absolutely sensational as the club swept all before them and he also scooped the player of the year awards.

Liel like Scotty likes to take players on and is clinical in front of goal, both have the instincts of a seasoned poacher. Players like that are worth their weight in gold. So maybe Liel will be the man to fill the void of Jota?

That remains to be seen, but he should be given that chance and the bumper fee received for Jota spent elsewhere on the team.

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  1. If Abada is 100% committed to being here, he’s a massive attacking asset and is clinical in front of goal. We need to play him and let him achieve his potential, he could swing European games in our favour – we’ll definitely need his firepower and final third intelligence especially if Kyogo moves and Jota is away.