Joy for Celtic fans as Jordan Larsson strikes against Brendan Rodgers' Leicester

By Euan Davidson

October 20, 2021

If you thought the Celtic European chat was done for the week, think again, because Jordan Larsson has just scored against Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester side.

Jordan, the son of Henrik and a superb striker in his own right, put Spartak Moscow up against Leicester City. Larsson’s 44th minute effort added to Aleksandr Sobolev’s 11th minute opener, with the Foxes’ Patson Daka clawing one back just before half-time [Fotmob].

Rodgers, recently linked with the job at Newcastle United, has undergone an inconsistent spell of form with Leicester City of late. His side lost to Brighton in mid-September, and followed that up with draws against Burnley and Crystal Palace.

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But then, his side put 4 past Manchester United in a fantastic win over the weekend.

Larsson, meanwhile, just netted his first goal of the season, after 12 games. He’s got catching up to do, having scored a goal every other game in 20-21 [Transfermarkt].

The son of Henrik has talked up a move to Celtic in the past [Russia Today], having spent his early life in Glasgow. Famously, he attended plenty of Hoops games, watching his Dad achieve hero status from the stands.

He’s probably out of our price range now, though. Spartak Moscow know an asset when they have one.

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Petty? Probably, but it’s nice to see a Larsson doing damage against Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City

Don’t be disrespectful, you could say. It was a long time ago, everyone’s moved on, we shouldn’t wish any misery upon Brendan Rodgers.

Nobody’s suggesting that we do. However, it’s clear that Celtic supporters are just enjoying a footballing moment. Who are we to stop them, or even encourage them not to?

Despite Larsson’s goal, Patson Daka ended up making it a hat-trick to put Leicester up 3-2 after 54 minutes. So it’s likely Rodgers will have the last laugh here.

Still, though: here are some of the best reactions on Twitter.

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