GREG TAYLOR has scored three Premiership goals in his Celtic career – and two have come against Livingston.

The Scotland international full-back unleashed a lethal left-foot drive to leave keeper Shamal George utterly helpless to open the scoring in the 3-0 win at Parkhead last night.

Taylor’s crisp delivery was a winner the moment it left his boot and angled towards the back of the net in the 29th minute and three points were as good as in the bag when Daizen Maeda and Kyogo Furuhashi added two more before half-time.

HANDS UP IF YOU’RE HAPPY…goalscorer Greg Taylor and Matt O’Riley celebrate the breakthrough strike against Livingston.

The 25-year-old defender, who was bought by ex-boss Neil Lennon from Kilmarnock in January 2019, was delighted to hit the target once again against the West Lothian outfit as Ange Postecoglou’s relentless champions extended their unbeaten domestic sequence to 20 games – 19 of which are wins.

A beaming Taylor said: “I’m a wee bit prolific against Livingston, it seems to be.

“I thought we had good control the whole first-half, to be honest, and it was just a matter of time and taking the chance or having a moment.

“And once we got that one moment, it made it more difficult for Livingston because their plan was to frustrate and they had to come out a wee bit more and we had the chance to capitalise on that in the first-half.”

The triumph was also the sixth successive shut-out for Joe Hart and Taylor, speaking to Celtic TV, added: “A lot of boys are contributing to that, it’s not just the defenders, and not just Joe.

PICK IT OUT…Greg Taylor lashes the ball behind Livingston keeper Shamal George.

“It’s the whole team and it starts with Kyogo pressing and then Oh when he comes on.

“There have been lots of boys contributing to that, so we’re really pleased with that.”

Taylor netted the second goal of the team’s 3-0 win at Livi earlier in the season and his other strike came in the thrilling VAR-interrupted 4-3 win over Hearts at Tynecastle in October.

The close-range effort emerged as the points-clincher in a controversial confrontation in the capital.

The defender will now set his sights on St Johnstone in Perth in Sunday’s midday kick-off.

Callum Davidson and Co, you have been warned!


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