CRAIG GORDON and Dorus de Vries will get a close-up look at Brendan Rodger’s vision for his goalkeepers.
The Celtic boss dropped the Scotland international to bring in the veteran Dutchman for the 4-1 win over Aberdeen at Parkhead.
Rodgers is an admirer of his shotstoppers “orchestrating” moves from the back to turn defence into attack.
Gordon and De Vries will get the ideal opportunity to study the best in the business when the Hoops play Barcelona in the Champions League opener at the Nou Camp on September 13.
Barca goalie Marc-Andre Ter Stegen has proved to be as adept with the ball at his feet as his team-mates when it comes to immaculate distribution skills.
The Germany international, who is now the Catalan giants’ No 1 following the departure of Claudio Bravo to Manchester City, broke a 10-year La Liga record in his side’s 1-0 win in their La Liga clash against Athletic Bilbao.
With Bravo having previously been Luis Enrique’s first choice, Ter Stegen was making only his eighth top-flight appearance in the past two years for the club.
Ter Stegen, 24, attempted an astonishing 62 passes as the Spanish champions won in San Sebastian.
Of those 62 passes, the keeper completed 51 of them – beating another La Liga record stretching back to the 2005/06 campaign – at an impressive accuracy rate of 82.3 per cent.
One of the main talking points this week will be whether Rodgers opts for his new signing or restores Craig Gordon for Saurday’s lunchtime’s historic first ever visit to Celtic Park by the new club playing out of Ibrox.
Last week CQN ran a Poll asking IS GORDON BETTER THAN DE VRIES?
Here are the results…