Brendan Rodgers has a lot of problems to solve at Celtic right now. His debut season as the club's manager had been an Invincible one. His return campaign has been far from convincing though. The Hoops were eliminated from the Scottish League Cup in the second round itself, are guaranteed to finish bottom of their group and have been inconsistent in the Premiership despite sitting at the top of the table so far.
Rodgers has openly admitted that the team needs more quality on more than one occasion. At the same time, he has to make sure that the additions are made in the right areas of the pitch.
Most Celtic fans would like to see the club sign a new goalkeeper. Joe Hart has been the number one since arriving in the summer of 2021. He has done well and is important to the team as a leader as well.
But it feels like the time has come to make a change between the posts. Hart's performance levels have been down for a while now and there are a lot of question marks over his future, with his current deal set to run out next summer. He will be 37 years of age at that point.
Rodgers told Celtic player is a problem
"I said at the start of the Champions League campaign, Joe Hart is, I think, the biggest problem for Celtic defensively.
“Because you seen it with the goal yesterday [against St Johnstone] again.
“If I were Brendan Rodgers a goalkeeper would be high on the priority list in January."
Hart has never been great with the ball at his feet. At the moment, he seems to be under the microscope when it comes to a lot of the goals that the Hoops are conceding as well.
Many had thought Hart's time as a first-goal goalkeeper was over before he arrived at Celtic. He has had a decent run at Parkhead since then. But now, it might be time to think about the future and sign a long-term successor in goal.