'Dembele should be in', 'Fearing the worst', 'Classic Lenny': Fans react to Celtic line-up against Livingston

Despite a number of players unavailable through self-isolation, not to mention Neil Lennon and John Kennedy, Celtic’s starting team to face Livingston had a wealth of experience through it.

Celtic and Livingston play at Celtic Park on January 16, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)

However, the selection posed more questions than answers with the Hoops support unable to decipher the formation and tactics the team would play.

@justkelza: “Wonder what formation we’re playing today with zero strikers, two right backs, one centre half and five centre mids, a gk, left back in the team. Mind boggles…”

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@seandoc1967: “This just smacks of get as many of our better available players as possible on the pitch and hope for the best. Never mind tactics, formation, or shape. Classic Lenny.”

Sean Mccrory: “I would play Frimpong up front his pace would destroy any defence tbh put Johnstone out wide.”

@ryan_carr3: “Looks like Ralston RB and front three of Frimpong, Rogic and Johnston. Rogic false nine. Who knows anymore, not feeling least bit confident.”

Michael Cathcart: “Fearing the worst today Bhoys and Ghirls.”

Paul Hepburn: “Same old play safe leagues over why don’t he try some young Bhoys.”

@JohnOHa25040471: “I dunno man, I just don’t get it, honestly think end of the season the board and certain folk will walk out of Parkhead with Rangers tops on laughing at us.”

There was also debate over the selection itself, and whether or not some young blood should be be given a go.

Ryan Drummond: “Why take Welsh out when Duffy isn’t even gonna be here past this season?

Magi Hamilton: “I would have put Welsh in. Laxalt is a no for me. Culpable against Rangers at the sending off (not tracking back or looking to run back!) and stupid foul against Hibs.”

Caoilfhionn McDonald: “Johnston isn’t a striker and we all seen that in the last game why not put wee Karamoko on, give him a chance.”

Frank O'Reilly: “Season over and still Dembele cant get a start.. any wonder he wants out along with many others.”

@janicecelticsmp: “Dembele should be in try him nothing to lose now.”

Jason Houghton: “This season should be handed to the Rangers now to save from further embarrassment. The whole backteam and board should be disgraced with themselves.”

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