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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths gives insight into what Brendan Rodgers has worked on in training

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths (R) celebrates scoring their third goal

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is aiming to guide the side to their sixth successive Scottish Premiership title.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring their second goal

Leigh Griffiths has told the Daily Mail that new Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has been working on the Bhoys’ pressing game in training.

Rodgers was famed for a high-pressing approach at Liverpool, and he wants to install a similar style at Celtic.

The Northern Irish boss intends for his attacking players to have a great amount of defensive responsibility, and Griffiths feels that the style will suit him.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring their second goal

“So far pre-season has been tough and it’s been good,” the striker said. “The manager has stamped his authority on what he wants us to do. He wants to have that high-intensity pressure and the boys have adapted well.

“My game is all about pressing and getting in behind defences. He has spoken to me a couple of times and said that, if I get that pressing correct, the people behind me will be winning the ball - and I should get a lot more opportunities than I got last season.”

Rodgers has been training Celtic’s squad for well over a week now, as he assesses the potential of his squad first hand.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is presented to the fans after the press conference

The Bhoys started pre-season training in Glasgow, before travelling to Slovenia on Monday.

Celtic will play four matches on their tour of Slovenia, with their first pre-season game coming later this evening against NK Celje.

Griffiths scored 40 goals for Celtic last season and won the SPFL Player of the Season award, and he goes into the new campaign as the Bhoys’ main attacker - even after the addition of Moussa Dembele from Fulham.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates their second goal scored by Patrick Roberts

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