Celtic will be aiming to bounce back from a disappointing 2-0 defeat away at Feyenoord midweek. It was a chaotic evening in Rotterdam but the Bhoys will be hoping their fortunes change this Saturday.
Going to the Tony Macaroni Arena is never an easy task. Hoops left-back Greg Taylor knows this and also understands the need to win. He said (celticfc.com): “Coming back to domestic action, it is a big change, of course. But the one thing that this club demands is winning. That is the exciting part. Every game you’ve got to give the same focus and the same performance.”
Consistency is key at Celtic although it will be hoped that Saturday’s match doesn’t pan out the way Tuesday’s did. The chances of that are fairly low, and the 25-year-old thinks the style of the game alters domestically.
There is a noticeable difference to the treble-winning champions’ game in Scotland compared to when they play on the continent. He said: “I think it’s physically demanding in both ways. The Champions League is the elite, so you are pushing your body to the very limit. But then, you’ll play Saturday and maybe changing style a little. Livingston will be quite physical, so that is another challenge. It’s just something you’ve got to deal with.”
Almost everyone knows that Livingston will set out to defend on Saturday afternoon and pack their own final third. They will aim to make it an arduous tie for their visitors but last season, the Bhoys had no problems in West Lothian, winning by three goals to nil.
Taylor scored on that day and Brendan Rodgers will be eager for him to do so again this time around. The Irishman has never won away at Livi’ but Saturday provides him with the ideal opportunity to do so.