Right from the early days of his managerial career, former Liverpool and current Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has always stood out as a manager with his own distinctive style of play.
The North-Irishman’s inclination towards the possession based football akin to that of Spanish teams came as a rather refreshing insight into the style of play in the English Premier League, first with Swansea and then to devastating effect at Liverpool.
Now at Celtic, Rodgers has seemingly discovered his old managerial mojo with Celtic in line for a record breaking domestic treble this season. Rodgers’ Celtic side also recently outclassed fierce rivals Rangers 5-1 away at the Ibrox Stadium in what was a brilliant display of Rodgers’ footballing philosophy with the team passing effortlessly and endlessly like the other past Rodger’s sides.
In one moment of the match, Celtic managed to string together a brilliant Barcelona-esque move comprising of a slick 22 passes that ripped past the Rangers midfield and defence effortlessly. The move was made more spectacular by the away crowd cheering at every Celtic pass while Rangers struggled to get anywhere near the ball.
Check out the bit from the game below –
Celtic fans cheering every Celtic pass when Rangers* couldn’t touch the ball. Great move as well. pic.twitter.com/l4dAd1uy5Y
— CelticLisboa (@CelticLisboa) May 4, 2017