Kieran Tierney makes superb claim about Celtic boss

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It might have been almost half a decade since Kieran Tierney left Celtic to join Arsenal in a Scottish record £25 million deal, but the left-back still remains a topic of discussion among the Parkhead supporters. The 26-year-old has had an up-and-down career since departing Glasgow and currently finds himself on loan at Real Sociedad.

For a while, Tierney had been one of Arsenal's most important players. But injuries and the arrival of new players saw him slip down the pecking order at the London club.

Tierney was linked with a return to Celtic in the summer but ultimately ended up joining Real Sociedad. He has done well when he has been on the pitch for the Spanish club but overall, the left-back has struggled with injuries once again, as fitness issues continue to follow him everywhere.

An eventual return to Celtic has never really been ruled out. And it is quite clear that Tierney has happy memories working with Rodgers. As reported by The Guardian, he said about the Northern Irish manager:

"Brendan was massive for me.

“Ask anyone at Celtic: he made winning a treble normal, which is the craziest thing. He transformed the club and my career."

Tierney makes superb claim about Celtic boss

Tierney certainly had a great time working under the management of Rodgers. He was a vital part of those Treble-winning teams from the Northern Irishman's first stint at Parkhead.

While anything Rodgers touched turned to gold the first time around, things have been quite different during his second run in Glasgow. To be very honest, Celtic have struggled to put in solid performances throughout the course of the season.

A downturn in results late last year allowed the Rangers to get right back into the title race as well. The two Glasgow teams are now in similar positions in the league, something that would have been unthinkable even a few months back. One can only hope that Celtic discover their best soon.