Celtic Team News: Predicted line-up against Livingston - SIX Stars OUT, but an Ace returns

Celtic Team News: Predicted line-up against Livingston - SIX Stars OUT, but an Ace returns

Celtic encounter with Livingston on Sunday at the Almondvale Stadium, just days after the crash on RB Leipzig in a terrific Europa League fight during the week.

The Hoops defeated the German giants 2-1 after Kieran Tierney made an early start. Odsonne Edouard prevailed 14 seconds after equalizing Jean-Kevin Augustin.

Boss Brendan Rodgers will be tempted to stay with the same team to sustain momentum despite only three days between games.

Rodgers' options are also limited as six injured Celtic stars will miss this weekend.

Captain Scott Brown is out of the game with an arduous knee problem, but will rejoin the team as soon as he is ready.

Nir Bitton, Olivier Ntcham and Leigh Griffiths are also eliminated from the fight between Livingston and Eboue Kouassi.

Winger Daniel Arzani suffered a terrible slap on his debut last week after injuring the anterior cruciate ligament, and expelled him until the 2019/20 campaign began.

The good news for Rodgers is that Kristoffer Ajer has returned to the group in recent weeks and regained fitness before the match in Livingston.

The 20-year-old Norweigan ace missed a month of action but showed no sign of rust on his last appearance.

Ajer began regular games before his injury problems, although he had to settle for substitute cameos in recent games.

Predicted Celtic team against Livingston

(4-3-3) Gordon; Funny, Benkovic, Boyata, Tierney; Christie, McGregor, Rogic; Forest, Edouard, Sinclair.

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