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.
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.
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.
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…
Karamoko, Okoflex and Connell on the bench 😍 https://t.co/tZgGrPVnce
— . (@krn1brk) January 16, 2021
— paul selfridge (@paulselly73) January 16, 2021
we’re losing https://t.co/7bqbtn4Wnr
— #LennonOUT #WengerIN (@KieranCFC88) January 16, 2021
why are we dropping Welsh, a young promising CB who needs game time for a hopeless midfielder? https://t.co/7XbhPGC9cM
— Matthew (@matthewduff67) January 16, 2021
My head hurts https://t.co/K6J2xbSED6
— Cal (@__CalMc) January 16, 2021
Ralston 😂😂😂 Luca Connell should be raging https://t.co/f7FnJ6E92N
— DC (@dannyclinton22) January 16, 2021
Bitton comes back into the fold after suspension and replaces Welsh. Thought he done well the other night as well, bit harsh?
Midfield probably as expected in there
A good few youngsters on the bench, hopefully see them get a chance at some point https://t.co/0VVMoJ7CTP
— Lewis 🍋 (@LewisLaird01) January 16, 2021
I don’t see this going well https://t.co/aoSZpzg7e6
— Liam Dey (@LiamDey) January 16, 2021