Leigh Griffiths explains what Rodgers told him about pressing style

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

The striker is looking to impress the new Celtic manager next season.

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

Leigh Griffiths has shared with Celtic’s official website the message that Brendan Rodgers has given him about their new pressing style.

Rodgers was confirmed as the new Celtic manager last month following the departure of Ronny Deila at the end of last season.

Work is already underway with pre-season starting recently, as the former Liverpool manager looks to implement his preferred style at the Scottish champions as soon as possible.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring their second goal

Rodgers is expected to have them adopt the pressing style that proved to be a big success for him during his time with the Reds, particularly in the season where they came close to winning the title.

And Griffiths says that his new manager has told him how that pressing game will help him improve upon last season’s impressive goal haul.

“My game is all about pressing and getting in behind defences,” he told celticfc.net.

“He has spoken to me a couple of times and said 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.”

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring their second goal

It now remains to be seen if Griffiths does have as big a part to play as he did last season under Deila.

He faces increased competition for his starting place, with the club this week completing the signing of highly rated young forward Moussa Dembele.

Rodgers is sure to want to give the youngster his chance to shine and Griffiths will have to impress his new manager to ensure he is not cut.

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

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