BRENDAN RODGERS is searching for a personal treble when Celtic face Feyenoord at Parkhead tomorrow night.
Remarkably, the Irishman has won only TWO games in the Champions League in his managerial career at the Hoops and Liverpool.
Rodgers has endured an x-certificate excursion through Europe’s elite competition with an alarming sequence that shows a meagre two wins, fifteen losses and six draws.
The 50-year-old gaffer enjoyed his last victory in September 2017 when he guided Celtic to a 3-0 success over Anderlecht in Brussels.
EURO MISERY…Brendan Rodgers watches Celtic lose 2-0 to Lazio in Rome.
His solitary other hurrah came as Liverpool chief when they overcame Bulgaria’s Ludogrets 2-1 at Anfield in September 2014. That was so long ago a bloke called Steven Gerrard thumped in the winner via the penalty spot in the third minute of added-on time.
To be fair to Rodgers, he has been cursed with ill luck in this season’s Group E challenges that kicked off in Rotterdam in September with two players – Gustaf Lagerbielke and Odin Holm – red-carded in a 2-0 loss.
There was also the agonising Pedro winner in the seventh minute of stoppage-time at Parkhead shortly after Lazio had escaped a tight offside decision when a Luis Palma ‘goal’ was ruled out.
But there will be no excuses against the Dutch under the lights in the east end of Glasgow tomorrow night in an encounter where only pride is at stake.
The match also gives Rodgers the ideal opportunity to stop the rot and claim a third triumph in Europe’s premier competition.