Rodgers ‘disappointed’, Gerrard ‘rages’ at his flops, Clarke got top

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BRENDAN RODGERS was as frustrated as the rest of us this evening after conceding a late equaliser to Motherwell which left Celtic kicking themselves for missing out on a golden opportunity to go to the top of the league.

“Performance wise I thought we weren’t very good,” Brendan said to BT Sport.

“I think that we got the goal, which was a very good goal. We don’t score the penalty which can give you some comfort in the game.

“It was disappointing. First half, okay, we made changes but it was nothing to do with the changes. We didn’t stick to our plan and it’s a wee bit like what it was a couple of months ago, to be honest.

“Too many individual performances, the strength of us is the collective and the team but there were too many players wanting to do what they wanted to do rather than what the team requires so that’s something that we’ll reflect on.”

And The Celtic manager was just as bemused as the rest of us over the decision by the referee Kevin Clancy to disallow a perfectly good second Celtic goal.

“I don’t know why it was disallowed, I think Filip Benkovic, they were jostling, him and the centre half and he’s finished it really well. I don’t know why that was cancelled, but to be fair at the end you’ve got to see the game out there.

“It’s a point, should’ve been three, because we didn’t give too much away but towards the end of the game, you have to take away those balls and it’s a very, very disappointing goal from our perspective.

“We have no excuse, we can only blame ourselves because Kevin (Clancy) was good in the game. It was a very poor goal that we gave away but we have to look at ourselves and our performance, for me, wasn’t at the level I’d want it to be at.”

Kilmarnock beat Livingston to quite unbeliveably go to the top of the table a point ahead of Celtic and the Rangers. The Ibrox side went into the game a point ahead of Celtic having played a game more. A Scott McKenna goal gave Aberdeen all three points at Ibrox and the Rangers manager was hugely critical of his players afterwards, watch the video below…

Celtic now play league leaders Kilmarnock on Saturday. The Ayrshire side have played two more games that Celtic but credit where it is due to Steve Clarke for the unbelievably good job he has done with his side.


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