Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths shares what Brendan Rodgers told him during their first meeting

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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths scored 40 goals this past season.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring their second goal

Leigh Griffiths has revealed at his press conference this afternoon that new Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has already stated that he is looking forward to working with him.

Rodgers was appointed as Celtic boss last month, and he has only had minimal contact with the players at Parkhead so far.

However, the Northern Irish manager has already told Griffiths that he is excited to link-up with him.

Rodgers has also held his first meeting with Celtic’s squad, but Griffiths says that former Liverpool boss’s message was only a brief one.

Griffiths is likely to play a key part in Rodgers’ first-team at Celtic, even though the 43-year-old is hoping to alter his new side’s striking options.

Rodgers is reportedly set to sell Colin Kazim-Richards and Carlton Cole, as he makes room for new additions.

Griffiths’ place in Celtic’s team looks relatively assured, though, given his wonderful season.

Griffiths scored 40 goals for Celtic this past campaign and he won the Scottish Premiership Player of the Year award.

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