Celtic have dropped points in the Scottish Premiership for the second week running after a poor performance away to Livingston on Sunday.
Neil Lennon named his strongest team for the encounter against Gary Holt’s men, making just one change from the team that handily beat Cluj on Thursday night.
Whether it was that energy draining performance or simply an off day, Celtic weren’t at their best.
A difficult afternoon got worse in the first half when Ryan Christie received a red card for a studs up tackle. The moment of madness from the usually reliable attacking midfielder put us on the back foot. We never recovered.
With the game deadlocked at the interval, it was Livingston who made a lightning start to the second 45 minutes.
Scott Robinson smashed it past Fraser Forster at the end of a move resulting from a Kristoffer Ajer loss of possession.
Lyndon Dykes then ghosted in behind both the Norwegian and Christopher Jullien before lobbing Fraser Forster to make it comfortable for the home side.
The game would finish 2-0. It’s Celtic’s first defeat of the league season.
Celtic fans’ reaction
Ajer was much criticised by supporters for his performance.
It’s not his first poor display this season and some are now considering whether he needs a spell out of Lennon’s team.
Does the manager need to do something to try and get the best out of the 21-year-old again?
These supporters took to Twitter today to share their thoughts…
Ajer needs dropped pronto
— Aidan Ritchie (@AidanRitchie27) October 6, 2019
No idea what is going on with Kris Ajer the now but he has lost all his composure past few weeks. Trying to skin half the Livingstone side just prior to that goal. He is needing brought back down a peg or 2.
— RussellBoyce (@RussellBoyce1) October 6, 2019
Ajer is a liability
— Robert Bradley (@rbradley1971) October 6, 2019
Ajer has been a man down recently. Awful.
— Danielle Boli Bolingoli (@Dani1987C) October 6, 2019
Ajer giving the ball away started that move. Horrendous defending. Can’t be dropping points so carelessly.
— Kieran (@Kieran_Celtic) October 6, 2019
Ajer is a mile off his man. Cannot continue with him at centre hof.
— Ped (@BigBuck_78) October 6, 2019
Celtic have totally chucked it today another dreadful goal Ajer has been clueless today & julien v poor as well
— Steven (@spamcrolla) October 6, 2019
I think Ajer is turning into a liability
— Diego Marastauner (@80sCeltic) October 6, 2019
Ajer needs sat on the bench. Get Biton back in the team
— Paddy (@paddy_farrell) October 6, 2019