Celtic line-up vs Livingston confirmed: Ralston and Bitton return, stream details, fans react

By John McGinley

January 16, 2021

Celtic have announced today’s line-up vs Livingston in the Scottish Premiership.

The full match squad is as follows:

Starting XI – Hazard, Duffy, Bitton, Soro, Turnbull, Rogic, Johnston, Frimpong, McGregor, Ralston, Laxalt.

Substitutes – Doohan, Taylor, Connell, Robertson, Oko-Flex, Henderson, Harper, Welsh, Dembele.

Due to 14 players self-isolating, today’s team was always going to be another experimental and interesting one.

Anthony Ralston makes a surprise return to the starting eleven. Nir Bitton also comes back into the team after serving a suspension against Hibernian.

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You can join in the discussion on today’s match in a dedicated Celtic vs Livingston thread on our forum.

It’s not immediately apparent what formation will take to the field, nor who will play in what position.

Livingston could provide a tough test. They head into this one on the back of an impressive eight-game winning streak in all competitions.

Broadcast Details

Today’s game is on the club’s ‘Pass To Paradise’ streaming service for season ticket holders as the fixture is at home and in the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic TV will also be broadcasting live coverage, for subscribers to the separate service, outside of the UK & Ireland.

For those who cannot tune in there, BBC Radio Scotland is providing live audio commentary online and over the airwaves.

The match is not on Sky Sports.

Fan reaction

There continues to be a lot of goodwill out there for the youngsters dropped into a difficult situation.

Excitement exists at the opportunity to see players such as Scott Robertson and Luca Connell come off the bench.

All in all though, it’s not quite the fresh set of faces many were hoping to see.

Three points are a must, so, over to you Celtic.

These fans have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the team…

You can join in the discussion on today’s match in a dedicated Celtic vs Livingston thread on our forum.

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