The upcoming January transfer window is going to be very important for Celtic. After being knocked out from the Scottish League Cup early and another disappointing Champions League campaign that will see them finish bottom of their group, the minimum expectation from the Hoops is to win a third-straight Premiership title and hopefully the Scottish Cup as well.
This side has not shown the required consistency to fill the fans with confidence though. It has been one step forward and another back since the start of the season.
Ideally, we would like to see Celtic improve their squad in the January transfer window. Not in quantity but in quality. The Hoops have enough youngsters already. Now, they need to bring in some established players who can make a difference from the get-go. Otherwise, it is impossible for them to compete at the very top level.
Rodgers has spoken about the need for quality a few times in the media already. Now, let's hope that the club back the Northern Irishman up when the January transfer window opens.
Rodgers makes confident Celtic transfer claim
Rodgers does sound confident that the club would make the necessary additions in January if the opportunity is there. As reported by 67 Hail Hail, the manager said while talking on Celtic's YouTube channel:
"Supporters have every right, they want their team to be the very best they can be. If there is an opportunity to improve it in the January window then they will always like us to do that. Our ambitions are the same, as the manager of the club, we want to always be progressing.
“It is a club that is very forward-thinking and wants to improve. If there’s a chance in January we can do that I am pretty sure the club will give us every chance to improve the team."
Rodgers certainly has proven himself as a manager who can deliver success on the domestic level consistently if given the right tools. Whether he can do that in Europe or not remains to be seen.
He has been in charge of Celtic on 17 occasions in the UEFA Champions League group stage so far. The Northern Irishman has been able to guide the team to only one victory though. That is not a great record by any stretch of the imagination and needs to improve along with the squad.