Celtic told they could face Brendan Rodgers issue

SS Lazio v Celtic FC: Group E - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
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The majority of Celtic fans were not happy with the club's signings in the summer transfer window. It was a confusing strategy to be honest. There had been talk in the media about how the Hoops wanted to go to the next level and had decided to bring back Brendan Rodgers with that goal in mind. But then, they fully focused on signing youngsters instead of experienced and established names.

There were fears that they had gotten the balance of the squad wrong. After all, the marquee signing of the summer was the half-season loan deal for Nat Phillips of Liverpool.

A few months on and most of those fears from the summer have come true. In fact, the situation be worse than feared.

Celtic have not won a single game in the Champions League group stage so far and just one game is left to be played, at home against Feyenoord. But they might have bigger worries on their hands as the title race is well and truly back on following the Hoops' 2-1 defeat against Kilmarnock in the Premiership.

Celtic told they could face Rodgers issue

Pat Bonner appears to believe that Celtic might have an issue on their hands in the future if they don't back Rodgers in January. As reported by the Daily Record, the club hero said on BBC Sportsound:

"If Brendan Rodgers goes after a player, he is maybe going to have to go after a player that is not in the team and you might have to pay over the odds to get that player in.

"But, the club have got to back him on that front. If they don't I can see an issue coming down the road."

Many fans believe that one of the key reasons Rodgers left Celtic the first time around was the lack of backing when it came to transfers. Could history repeat itself?

The fact of the matter is that this is a weaker squad than the one Ange Postecoglou had last season. On top of that, some players might not be the right fit for Rodgers' system either. But then, the Northern Irishman must tweak things as well to get the best out of the likes of Kyogo and Reo Hatate.