Brendan Rodgers makes big claim about Celtic's Callum McGregor

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers looks on during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between St Johnstone and Celtic at McDiarmid Park on February 3, 2019 in Perth, United Kingdom.

Callum McGregor has certainly been one of Celtic's best players this term.

Callum McGregor of Celtic gives a thumbs up as Kieran Tierney of Celtic scores his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and RB Leipzig at Celtic...

Brendan Rodgers has suggested that Callum McGregor tends to end up being the best player on the pitch every week regardless of which position he is playing in, in comments reported by the Daily Record.

McGregor has enjoyed another remarkable season. After a decent but slightly underwhelming spell before Rodgers' arrival, the midfielder has elevated his game significantly and is now one of the first names on the teamsheet.

 

And it does not seem to matter where on the teamsheet his name appears. McGregor seems to have featured in most spots in the side, including left-back. 

And Rodgers made a claim about McGregor's versatility, suggesting that it is a sign that he is one of the best around.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Celtic and Hibernian at Celtic Park on February 6, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

“The simplicity of Callum’s game is all based on his view of the game. The really gifted players have a view on every position on the pitch," he said, as reported by the Daily Record. “I can play Callum as a left-back moving inside, I can play him as a No.10 and he gets a goal.

“I can play him deeper as a playmaker and he can play on the left, coming in to be the extra man in midfield. No matter where he plays he ends up being the best player on the pitch."

Callum McGregor of Celtic applauds the Celtic fans at the final whistle during the Betfred Scottish League Cup Semi Final between Heart of Midlothian FC and Celtic FC on October 28, 2018...

It is easy to forget that McGregor was coming in for criticism and being overshadowed before Rodgers started to bring the best out of him. He could quite easily be considered the best midfielder in the Scottish Premiership right now.

And that makes Celtic agreeing a contract extension with McGregor earlier in the season (via BBC Sport) look like a masterstroke. It would be no surprise if the 25-year-old was attracting Premier League attention - but now, only a truly eye-watering offer may be enough to convince Celtic to allow him to leave Parkhead.

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