Celtic fans react on Twitter to Filip Benkovic's display vs RB Leipzig

Filip Benkovic of Celtic arrives prior to the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and RB Leipzig at Celtic Park on November 8, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

A number of Celtic fans are desperate to see the Hoops do all they can to keep Filip Benkovic permanently.

Filip Benkovic of Celtic arrives prior to the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and RB Leipzig at Celtic Park on November 8, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

If Celtic fans had their way, it seems likely that Filip Benkovic would be Brendan Rodgers' top target for either the January or summer transfer window judging by the reaction on Twitter to his display against RB Leipzig.

The Hoops have handed their hopes of progressing out of their Europa League group a massive boost as goals from Kieran Tierney and Odsonne Edouard helped Rodgers' side to a 2-1 win against the Bundesliga side on Thursday.

 

It was a phenomenal performance from the Scottish Premiership champions as their remarkable revival continued. And when Celtic supporters point out potential reasons for their turnaround, it is likely that Benkovic's introduction may be considered one of the key factors.

The Leicester City loanee has been fantastic since coming into the team on a regular basis and his partnership with Dedryck Boyata continues to develop brilliantly.

Celtic's Croatian defender Filip Benkovic looks to pass the ball during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow,...

The pair were immense at the back to deny Leipzig for most of the game, and Benkovic's performance has left so many supporters on social media urging Celtic to do everything they can to sign the defender permanently.

It seems unlikely that Leicester will want to sell their summer signing, but the Hoops are definitely being given reason to ask the question of the Premier League side in the future as Benkovic is establishing himself as an integral addition to the Bhoys side.

Filip Benkovic during the Leicester City training session at Belvoir Drive Training Complex on August 16 , 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

Here is what some of the fans made of Benkovic's performance on a famous night at Parkhead...

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