BRENDAN RODGERS has now lost FOUR times at Rugby Park over his two spells as Celtic manager.
Remarkably, the 50-year-old Irishman has only sampled defeat to Scottish opposition at four other grounds – Tynecastle (twice), Easter Road (twice), Ibrox (once) and Parkhead (once).
Rodgers, of course, steered the Hoops to a phenomenal domestic silverware clean sweep during his debut campaign in season 2016/17. The team earned the title of The Invincibles after going through the card unbeaten while overcoming all obstacles in swashbuckling fashion.
ALL SMILES…Brendan Rodgers shares a joke with Killie boss Derek McInnes before kick-off.
END GAME…Brendan Rodgers and Celtic are left without a prayer after another Rugby Park defeat.
The following term, they conceded their unbeaten record at the 69th hurdle when they nosedived to a startling 4-0 loss to Hearts in Edinburgh on December 17 2017.
Two months later, a strike from future Celt Yousouf Mulumbu gave Killie a 1-0 win in Ayrshire.
There was another loss in the capital – 2-1 to Neil Lennon’s Hibs outfit on April 21 2018 – and they brought down the curtain on another treble-winning term with a surprise 1-0 loss at home to Aberdeen on the final day of the league season on May 13.
The following crusade saw Celtic lose 1-0 to Hearts at Tynecastle, 2-0 to Hibs at Easter Road and 1-0 to Steven Gerrard’s side at Ibrox in December 2018 before Rodgers’ departure to Leicester City in February the following year.
Killie also made it onto that list with a 2-1 victory at Rugby Park where former Hoops prospect Stuart Findlay claimed a stoppage-time winner on September 23 2018.
Now Rodgers has seen two visits to the plastic pitch in Ayrshire result in a 1-0 Viaplay League Cup exit in August and a 2-1 loss to surrender their undefeated Premiership record during his second spell at Parkhead.