The absence of suspended Mikael Lustig on Sunday might convince Brendan Rodgers to go with a back three of Ajer, Compper and Simunovic, with Kieran Tierney and James Forrest playing wingback rolls. With Scott Brown, Olivier Ntcham and Moussa Dembele certain to start, and Tom Rogic looking very likely, Brendan Rodgers’ options begin to look straightforward.
He will pair any two from Scott Sinclair, Odsonne Edouard, Eboue Kouassi and Callum McGregor. Games against Newco seem to bring out the best in Scott and Callum, but both have missed out on selection recently. I understand the call for Odsonne to partner Moussa up front, but, given a choice, I would rather see us control midfield than worry too much about the top of the pitch.
The Ibrox surface suits Callum McGregor’s playmaking ability. Have him in there pulling the strings.