Brendan Rodgers' biggest problem at Celtic remains

Celtic v Livingston - Scottish Cup
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When Celtic struggled early on in the campaign, most thought that it was just a matter of the players adjusting to Brendan Rodgers' methods and once they were accustomed to his system, things would fall into place. We are past the mid-point of March now and it would be safe to say that the Hoops are still struggling to find any sort of consistency.

There have been games which they have won comfortably here and there. But for the most part, the results have not been consistent or impressive by Celtic's standards.

Now, Rodgers deserves his fair share of criticism. He has not been able to come up with a system that gets the best out of the players who were already at the club and proven winners under the management of Ange Postecoglou.

But at the same time, there have been things which have been completely out of his control. Any manager would struggle when faced with the long list of injuries that Celtic have had to deal with and to key players like Cameron Carter-Vickers and Reo Hatate as well.

Rodgers' biggest problem at Celtic remains

Perhaps the biggest problem with Celtic right now is the fact that nobody knows what their best playing XI is. There are a number of positions across the pitch which are still up for grabs. That should not be the case this late into the season.

There have been games where Adam Idah has done well but he still remains an inconsistent goalscorer. On the other hand, it does not feel like Kyogo fits Rodgers' system yet he is the one who is more likely to come up with a goal in a difficult situation.

Or talk about the midfield. Which three will start when Callum McGregor and Reo Hatate are back to full fitness? Will Tomoki Iwata be dropped despite his solid displays? Will it be Matt O'Riley, who has been inconsistent in recent weeks but perhaps is Celtic's best overall player?

There are more questions than answers. That should never be the case going into the business end of the season.