Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers suggests reason why some of the best players don't succeed at Parkhead

General view of Celtic Park

The Northern Irishman is preparing for his first season in charge of the Scottish Premiership side.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conferenceCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has suggested that being a quality player will not automatically make you a success at Celtic unless you have the ability to cope with the pressure that comes from playing for a club of their stature, the Daily Record reports.

With just one signing through the door so far, there is perhaps some intrigue regarding what kind of business the Northern Irishman plans to do in the transfer window before the season really kicks into gear.

Moussa Dembele celebrates scoring the second goal for FulhamMoussa Dembele is Celtic's only signing so far this summer

And Rodgers has explained why the squad will not necessarily be improved by signing players with a huge amount of ability as they may lack in other ways.

"You don't always have to be the best player but you've got to cope with pressure and cope with that demand, whether you are a player or the manager at a club like Celtic," he told the Record.

"You are at one of the big institutions and you have to be able to deal with it. The pressure will come. The pressure comes.

"And that's not always about the talent. You guys will have seen it a lot more than me over the years at clubs like Celtic where you can have big talents who maybe can't cope with pressure."

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

With the Bhoys looking to compete on every front domestically, and put up a good fight in the Champions League, Rodgers will surely be looking for the kind of players that know how to get a team across the line when each competition reaches its business end.

It was arguably the lack of title winners amongst Liverpool's squad that contributed to the team's inability to get across the line in the Premier League title race when they came desperately close during Rodgers' tenure. 

And the new Hoops boss will want to ensure that his new side keep adding the kind of talent that has no problem rising to the challenge when the pressure reaches its peak as it could be the difference between a trophy-laden spell or agonisingly missing out on a regular basis.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

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