Wednesday’s 7-1 defeat from Paris Saint Germain has brought a barrage of criticism with the hoops defence in the firing line.
Most fans are supportive of the tactics and style of play but feel that those ideas are being undermined by basic errors at the back.
Jozo Simunovic and Dedryck Boyata looked uncomfortable throughout the ninety minutes with Craig Gordon also suffering the jitters.
It made for an uncomfortable night for the hoops fans in the Parc des Princes and watching on television with the views of Sutton always one of the big talking points.
“If Brendan has a weakness it’s his trust and loyalty and belief and downright unwavering stubbornness that he can improve every player to become a Champions League level player,” the former Celtic striker claimed in the Daily Record.
“He’s been loyal but eventually the reality has to hit home and change must come in the centre half area for the good of the team , himself and everyone.
“If Celtic had got the basics right at half time it would have been 1-1 in Paris. Two set pieces, a sloppy pass and a goalkeeping error for the first goal.”
In tennis players make unforced errors with those features evident throughout Celtic’s performance in the French capital.
Rodgers and his players will be taking the criticism on the chin knowing that a cup final win over Motherwell on Sunday and a win over Anderlecht will tee the club up for the festive fixture run.