BRENDAN RODGERS believes Livingston got away with one after footage showed Livi player Dolly Menga try to headbutt his player Ryan Christie during Sunday’s 0-0 draw at Almondvale.

The resolute Livingston side did well to keep Celtic out and their keeper made a string of top saves to deny Celtic on the day.

However, early in the first half, Dolly Menga who was putting himself about like he was a playing an entirely different sport, tried to headbutt Christie for no apparent reason.

Christie didn’t react to the act of aggression but had the referee seen it at the time, he would have had a big call to make.

Speaking after the game, Brendan Rodgers believes it was a red card offence and hinted at his midfield star being a little too honest by not reacting or pointing it out when it occurred.

“He should have been sent off. I thought so in real time.” Rodgers told SkySports.

“He gestured his head towards Ryan and when I saw it after the game he was very, very lucky to stay on the pitch.

“Was Ryan too honest? I’m not sure.

“If he goes down it doesn’t matter if the ref hasn’t seen it. I assume he hasn’t.

“It wasn’t a great action by the player so you can only assume they haven’t seen it.”

Celtic went top of the league yesterday despite the 0-0 draw.

The Bhoys are top on goal difference but have a game in hand against Hearts where they can stretch their lead to three points.


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