On a night of snow and woe for Celtic, their loyal fans were reminded once again that if the title hadn’t already been wrapped up, then it certainly was tonight in the dismal draw against Livingston. No win in three games for Celtic – in games they would have breezed through in years gone by – have led to fans calling for Neil Lennon’s head as boss.
He wasn’t helped by even more abhorrent defending by his back line; in particular a feeble performance between the sticks by Vasilis Barkas and another awful turnout by Shane Duffy went a long way in dropping points, which inevitably will push the ginger gaffer closer to the exit.
However, one performance from the left-hand side of the backline was noted upon for all of the right reasons, with Greg Taylor earning plaudits online from the club support.
The full back, who was bought from Kilmarnock in the summer of 2019, filled in for Diego Laxalt, and fans were reminded that despite the Uruguayan having a pedigree boasting an AC Milan move, Taylor was much better against Livi than Laxalt has been throughout the season – and the man from Greenock was rightly praised for his performance.
Greg Taylor offering more tonight than Laxalt has all season. Elyounoussi also contributes an awful lot of goals for somebody who supposedly isn’t very good.
— Kieran (@Kieran_Celtic) January 20, 2021
Laxalt has been heavily linked with a permanent move to Celtic Park over the summer for a cut-price fee of just over £7m, but with Taylor having put in a good performance at the Toni Macaroni, Celtic may feel pushed to spend that money elsewhere.
is Diego Laxalt a myth. Is Greg Taylor the man?
— CeltsAreHere (@HereCelts) January 20, 2021
Greg Taylor is better than Diego Laxalt btw 👍🏽
— beans (@fatboybeans) January 20, 2021
Taylor is sometimes harshly judged, probably owing to the task facing him in replacing KT. However, he has proven to be consistent, brave and determined – all of which Celtic have been lacking in.