Chris Sutton believes that Brendan Rodgers has found the ideal midfield partnership.
There are 11 years and a lifetime of experiences between Scott Brown and Olivier Ntcham but last night for 45 minutes they looked as if they had been playing together forever.
During the first half the Celtic skipper looked on his own as he raced around the park fire fighting and covering up for team-mates.
.@btsportfootball Job done European football after Christmas ???????? Better second half but a loss all the same???? Brown and Ntcham outstanding ?? Lots of hardwork to do at this level!!!!
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) December 5, 2017
The introduction of Ntcham at half time and a tactical shuffle turned the match around as Celtic started to test the Belgian’s who had been given an easy ride during the first half.
Brown’s workload was halved as he started to push forward and impose his own game onto the match.
Callum McGregor began to push forward and pose questions of Anderlecht although around goal it was the Belgian’s that got lucky.
Domestic football is a different discipline but on last night’s showing Rodgers has had one position answered leaving McGregor and Tom Rogic to compete for the attacking role in midfield.