CELTIC boss Brendan Rodgers has declared himself strictly impartial when he watches Scotland take on England in the World Cup qualifier at Wembley tomorrow night.
The Hoops gaffer will be in attendance as Gordon Strachan’s side attempt to gain the victory that ill reignite their Russia 2018 bid.
A lot has been made of Parkhead skipper Scott Brown’s return to the national side and Rodgers believes there are interesting parallels between the Scots midfielder and England captain Jordan Henderson.
He said: “They are from the same bottle, really – both brilliant professionals.
“I made Jordan Henderson captain at Liverpool and some people looked at that at the time. But he has great leadership qualities and is a super athlete who can pass the ball.
“He learned off a great captain in Steven Gerrard. I made Jordan the vice-captain of the team in Steven’s final year and then when Steven left he could step up. He has taken on the mantle there very, very well.
“He is an outstanding player and there are a lot of other boys I know in there.
“I brought Adam Lallana to Liverpool. A great talent. Raheem Sterling is a big talent who is back to the form and level. Nathaniel Clyne is another at Liverpool.
“So, I know a lot of the players on both teams.”
The Scottish champions have Brown, Craig Gordon, Leigh Griffiths and James Forrest in Strachan’s squad.
Rodgers was linked with the England job after their woeful performance in the Euro Championships in France in summer when Roy Hodgson walked after the defeat from Iceland.
However, the Irishman brushed off the speculation and insisted his focus was on Celtic and the post he had inherited from Ronny Deila.
Rodgers added: “For me, being a successful coach is defined by seeing players improve and maximise their potential.
“I take great pride and I will do so when I am at the game, whoever is playing from the Scotland boys or with England.
“I have no preference who wins. I just like to see the players I have worked with – and played a little part with – play well. If they all play well then I’m happy.”