Brendan Rodgers has hailed Callum McGregor’s versatility and claimed he’s always the best player on the pitch.
The Celtic manager has been known to shift McGregor around the field when crisis-point hits. That’s thanks to the fact that the Scotland international can be a hit regardless of where he plays.
So far this season, Rodgers has handed McGregor a total of 45 outings for Celtic. He’s made over 50 appearances already for both club and country – showing everyone his energy levels.
And Rodgers, speaking in Record Sport, stated that no matter where McGregor performs, he’s always the standout performer.
“The simplicity of Callum’s game is all based on his view of the game. The really gifted players have a view on every position on the pitch.
“I can play Callum as a left-back moving inside, I can play him as a No.10 and he gets a goal.
“I can play him deeper as a playmaker and he can play on the left, coming in to be the extra man in midfield. No matter where he plays he ends up being the best player on the pitch.”
McGregor better than Brown?
So that opens up an interesting question – do you feel McGregor stands out over the incredible Scott Brown? Rodgers clearly seems to think so.
McGregor has already shown just how versatile he can be this season. At Ibrox back in December, he was Celtic’s best player whilst playing at left-back. It’s a position he hadn’t previously played in all season, but he slotted in superbly.
But Brown continuously bosses the midfield and allows the likes of McGregor to express himself. The captain’s influence can’t be underestimated, as he continues to be a massive icon at Parkhead.
Rodgers, however, will no doubt just be delighted to have both in the one team. The duo makes up the best midfield partnership in Scotland in convincing fashion. But it remains interesting to hear that McGregor stands out more for the Celtic manager.
It could of course just have been a throwaway remark, but Rodgers isn’t generally one for those.
Who do you feel is Celtic’s standout performer on a consistent basis? Let us know in the comments below.