Brendan Rodgers rates Kieran Tierney as one of the best three full-backs in British football.
The Celtic youngster marked a new six-year contract extension by quelling the threat of Bayern Munich’s Dutch superstar Arjen Robben.
Describing the 20-year-old as a ‘special talent’, Rodgers expressed delight the Parkhead club have managed to tie down a coveted asset until 2023.
Brendan Rodgers rates Kieran Tierney as one of the best three full-backs in British football
‘I’ve worked with who I consider to be the two best full-backs in Britain, Danny Rose at Watford and Ryan Bertrand at Chelsea,’ said Rodgers.
‘Kieran is right up there with those boys.
‘He’s still very young, still has bits of improvement to make, but his quality, his will and determination and his focus for a young player is outstanding.
‘He loves playing at Celtic. Nights like Bayern you can see why he wanted to sign here. He’s a special talent - but a boy that’s very focused on improving.’
The Northern Irishman has been impressed by how much Tierney has progressed at Celtic Park
Most of England’s top clubs have been linked with a move for the Scotland left-back, with Tottenham the latest to run checks after Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal also showed interest.
In a Celtic statement confirming news of his second new contract in a year, however, Tierney confessed to ‘living the dream’ at Parkhead.
A lifelong fan of the club, the Wishaw-raised defender still lives at home and shows no