MOHAMED ELYOUNOUSSI moved onto the 17-goal mark with his two strikes in the 6-0 victory over Livingston at Parkhead at the weekend.

The 26-year-old Norwegian international attacker was instrumental in the team’s highest-scoring win of a disappointing season, eclipsing the 5-0 romp over Ross County in Dingwall in September.

Elyounoussi said: “The confidence between the players on the pitch and off the pitch, the combination play, it was all there. We saw some good goals, some good play out from the back, it was a good performance.

“I’m always happy to contribute, to score goals, to create chances and I’m just as happy seeing other players scoring goals, and it was a good for us.”

Elyounoussi, speaking to Celtic TV, added: “Saturday was a team win. Livingston came out at the start, pressing high, they were aggressive, but we kept our composure and it’s amazing to have a goalkeeper like Bainy who is so calm and good with his feet.

“I have to give credit to Ajer, as well, giving me the ball up front and assisting my goal. It was a good job from everyone.

“It’s always nice to have a win for the confidence, so now we go into the next game, working hard and we’re looking forward to it.”

Elyounoussi, of course, could be heading for the Hoops exit next month when his second season-long loan deal with Southampton comes to and end.

There is little doubt, however, his team-mates hope the contract can be extended, a point made by left-back Greg Taylor insisted, as CQN reported earlier today.

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