The Celtic skipper was full of praise for the 23-year-old ahead of his side's weekend clash with Dundee United.
The French defender is back after a bang on the head recently.
A number of Newcastle's summer signings have failed to hit the mark in more ways than one, but the answer may lie in Serbia.
Lazio are prepared to offer Cristian Ledesma a new contract to ward off interest from QPR and Arsenal.
Italian newspaper Il Messaggero has calculated how many points Europe's top clubs have taken per game over the whole of 2014.
Here are five players linked with signing for Arsenal from the past week.
Paul Peschisolido looks ahead to the League Cup semi-final ties between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United, and Liverpool and Chelsea.
Gerrard has played in many semi-finals against the Blues.
Fans of the Premier League have voted Manchester United's David de Gea over Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois as the division's top goalkeeper
Liverpool have been handed a boost in the race to sign ACF Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto.