Video: Brendan Rodgers gives injury update ahead of Livingston match

Brendan Rodgers has been speaking to Sky Sports Scotland today ahead of his team’s clash with Livingston at the Toni Macaroni stadium this coming Saturday. The Hoops are fresh off of an extremely disappointing UEFA Champions League group stage open day defeat against Feyenoord and will be looking to get back on track domestically now.

David Martindale and his side are historically difficult for any Celtic side that visits their awful pitch and it can sometimes be a real leveller the conditions in West Lothian. Rodgers predecessor had a good record there against Livi but even Ange lost his first game in that arena.

David Martindale, Head Coach of Livingston, looks on prior to the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Livingston FC at on December 21, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ahead of the match, Rodgers gave an injury update and revealed that defender Cameron Carter-Vickers is still on course to return in second week in October and that he will assess Liverpool loanee Nat Phillips and his ankle problem before deciding if he will throw him into the starting line-up this coming weekend.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “We’ll see how Nat Phillips is. He obviously rolled his ankle quite badly last weekend so we’ll see how he is. We’ve still got another 24 hours to go before we make the team.

Apart from that, everyone else is okay. Reo Hatate got more game time and is fighting to fitness but it was good to get him on the field. Apart from that, everyone else is okay. Reo Hatate got more game time and is fighting to fitness but it was good to get him on the field. On the USA international Carter-Vickers, he added: “It’s early October. He’s still a wee bit away.”

Cameron Carter-Vickers of Celtic celebrates after Kyogo Furuhashi scores their team’s second goal during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Celtic FC at on January 02, 2023.Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Later in the day speaking to Matt Corr from The Celtic Star, the Celtic manager praised Liam Scales for taking his chance when it came his way and being outstanding for the team since he has been a starter, including on Tuesday night against Feyenoord and earlier in the month at Ibrox.

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