After a 3-1 defeat to Salzburg before the international break, The Hoops simply need to pick up a positive result against the Bundesliga high-flyers if they are to continue their European adventure into 2019.
But their chances of a vital three points, or even one, are far from guaranteed with Peter Gulacsi in fine form for Leipzig. And he is a man who knows Rodgers well.
After all, the Hungarian international spent a year under the current Celtic boss at Liverpool between 2012 and 2013. But Gulacsi did not make a single first-team appearance under the Northern Irishman and was then released at the end of the season.
Though since emerging back onto the scene with Leipzig, promoted to the Bundesliga in 2016, Gulacsi has established himself as arguably one of the most underrated shot-stoppers in the continent.
The 28-year-old has continued his outstanding form this season, one year after being named as the Bundesliga’s best goalkeeper by influential German magazine Kicker. He has come on leaps and bounds and Celtic’s forwards will need to be at their best to beat him this week.
Rodgers will be praying that his decision to discard Gulacsi five years ago does not come back to haunt him.
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