Livingston 2-2 Celtic: Player Ratings

By David Walton

March 4, 2020

Celtic managed to salvage a 2-2 draw and extend their lead at the top of the Premiership to 13 points after Rangers lost to Hamilton.

Callum McGregor put the Hoops ahead with a fine early strike from outside the area. However, Jon Guthrie managed to hook home an equaliser before the break. A Christopher Jullien error then led to Scott Robinson firing Livi ahead. Tom Rogic, however, salvaged a late goal to extend our lead at the top and become the hero.

Here, we take a look at the player ratings as two of Lennon’s key men let him down badly:

Fraser Forster – 4

Shocking error from big Fraser to let Livingston back into the game. Only shocking due to the fact he’s been so immense for us this season however. No chance for the second but let Livingston in at a time when we were dominating the game.

Christopher Jullien – 4

Celtic defender Christopher Jullien (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Fine first half as he dominated Lyndon Dykes out of the game. Made a shocking error to put Livingston 2-1 ahead when he allowed Dykes to breeze past him. Nearly gave a away a third goal late on. Shocking night on reflection.

Nir Bitton – 7

Did well. Really making the most of his spell in the team. Showed some classy touches in the first half but didn’t make the most of the space ahead of him at times.

Kristoffer Ajer – 6

No individual mistakes from Ajer tonight but doesn’t merit any more than a six. Decent enough and wasn’t at fault for either goal.

James Forrest – 5

Offered absolutely nothing. A couple of decent first touches but very rarely took his man on. We need more from him on nights like this. Didn’t seem to like the physical stuff and was anonymous throughout.

Scott Brown – 6

Decent first half and broke up some promising Livingston attacks. Anonymous for the most part though – didn’t control the midfield the way we needed him to in a poor all-round performance.

Callum McGregor – 7

Celtic star Callum McGregor (Giampiero Sposito/Getty Images)

Gets one more than Brown, mainly for his opener. A good strike that whizzed through the goalkeeper and into the net. Made some promising runs and was always looking for the ball. Noticed him more than anyone else in the midfield tonight.

Ryan Christie – 6

Ran plenty and again was always looking for the ball. Not enough coming off for him at the moment in the final third. Like Forrest we need to see more from him on nights like these. At the very least he was a constant willing receiver.

Mohamed Elyounoussi – 6

Had his moments tonight down the left. Showed good energy, but like many he didn’t have any joy with his final ball. Great to see him back from injury and could do with a run in the team.

Greg Taylor – 5

Poor tonight. Several occasions where he was given passes in behind but wasted it with either a poor cross or a weak strike at goal. Wasn’t good enough when he got into good areas.

Odsonne Edouard – 7

Not much came off for him tonight, but made a fine run at the death to set up Tom Rogic for a crucial equaliser. Didn’t get much service outside of that.

The Subs

Tom Rogic (5): Came on and scored a vital late equaliser. Didn’t make the overall impact he would’ve liked though. Jeremie Frimpong (5): Used his pace to get some freedom down the right but showed a lack of quality on the ball. Leigh Griffiths (3): On for the final 15 minutes but didn’t get any joy.