Scott Brown makes Celtic comparison with Liverpool

By Hamish Carton

March 4, 2020

Celtic skipper Scott Brown reckons there are similarities in the way the Hoops and English Premier League runaway leaders Liverpool shape up for games.

Both teams are expected to take the league titles both north and south of the border – after terrific league campaigns to date.

Jurgen Klopp’s Champions League winners may have lost their invincibility at Watford on Saturday, but Brown reckons they still have a wonderful manager who gets their mentality spot on.

Brown and Lennon have a strong relationship (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

And he thinks Celtic also have a similarly well drilled man in charge.

“It can happen,” he told the Scottish Sun, referring to Liverpool’s weekend defeat.

“Watford are a well- organised team. You know how good Liverpool are.

“They have not once said they are going to win the league. That says it all about their mentality.

“Their manager has drilled it into them about taking one step at a time.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)

“That’s what our manager has drilled into us as well.

“Football is based on everyone making a mistake now and then — we’re not robots, we’re not perfect.

“It’s about how we bounce back and we are willing to work harder than anybody else. We create a lot of chances and put a lot of faith in our strikers to score goals.”

Brown is right to make comparison with Liverpool

Brown’s words are even more significant as Celtic prepare to visit Livingston again – a team who inflicted just one of our two domestic defeats this season.

Following that bruising 2-0 loss back in early October, Neil Lennon’s men embarked on a 13 game domestic winning run.

That was ended on December 29th when Rangers turned us over at Celtic Park.

But, following the winter break, we have once again chalked up the wins in domestic football. That tally now sits at 11 straight victories – a remarkable sign of champions.

Celtic left in late in Perth (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Contrast it to the other club across the city. They’ve been unable to stem the tide after losing (the first time) to Hearts.

Since that loss, they’ve also shipped points to Kilmarnock, Aberdeen and St. Johnstone, and bowed out of the Scottish Cup too.

This Celtic team doesn’t have to deal with too much adversity. But when it arrives they inevitably deal with it.

They may be even better than their Anfield counterparts in that regard.

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