Brendan Rodgers
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - OCTOBER 25: Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Celtic looks on ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group B match between RB Leipzig and Celtic at Red Bull Arena on October 25, 2018 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers believes that his side can beat RB Leipzig in their return fixture, despite falling to a 2-0 defeat to the Germans on Thursday night

The Scottish champions were made to do without several key players through either injuries or suspension at the Red Bull Arena with goals from Matheus Cunha and Bruma earning Leipzig a 2-0 win.

The result leaves Celtic third in Group B of the Europa League with only three points from in as many games.

However, Celtic did get off to a bright start in Germany and Rodgers is sticking to the positives ahead of what is a must-win game in the return fixture with Leipzig on November 8 at Glasgow.

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“I’ve seen enough to know we can win at home,” Rodgers told BBC Scotland.

“We know if we’re going to have any aspirations of coming out of the group then it’s a game we have to win.”

Defensive errors on the night proved to be Celtic’s downfall with the side having only kept five clean sheets in 19 away games in Europe under Rodgers.

RB Salzburg lead Group B with nine points with Leipzig in second-place and three points behind.