Rodgers: we'll turn it round back home

Former Celtic striker Hartson predicts Rodgers will reject Premier League advances

Rodgers, whose side have three points from their first two fixtures, challenged those fringe players who will come in to make their mark, and in the first of a double-header against the German side he is looking for a better performance after their 3-1 defeat to Salzburg in their last European outing. It's a low-grade calf strain.

It was always going to be tough for the Scottish champions, who had not previously won away from home in 13 Europa League group games and never in Germany.

And Brendan Rodgers has not been helped by the current injury crisis at Celtic Park.

"It's something we can't control but I'm looking forward to the match".

We are often hearing the negative stories surrounding travelling fans in Europe, but this must-see footage shows the Celtic fans are having an absolute ball following Brendan Rodgers' club in Europe.

"It's key coming into these games that we think about performing well". We will see how he is tomorrow.

Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick believes the two sides are playing for second place in their Europa League section.

Rodgers said: "Jozo looks like he'll be struggling". These games will be very important. So for us, the standard here is winning so we are there to win and to do it in a way that entertains our supporters. "So, yes, both teams are fighting for second spot in this group".

Leipzig have their own issues as Emil Forsberg, Ibrahima Konate and Diego Demme are all out.

Should Rodgers decide he doesn't want to risk pairing two of his younger players at the back, he does have a couple of alternatives. We had a great chance with Odsonne Edouard after seven minutes.

"They don't play typically kick and rush of Scottish football".

Prior to that, Celtic take on Motherwell, Dundee FC and Hearts in the league, matches for which they will at least be able to welcome back Boyata.

"I don't think he would ever say that publicly and nor do I think that he will really focus too much on anything other than ensuring Celtic get to eight this season, but the bottom line for me is that he is motivated and happy at his work".

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