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Rodgers not too disappointed after draw

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Celtic Football Club manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed he wasn’t too despondent at his team’s inability to record a win against Livingston in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

The first draw in six league games for the champions was still enough for them to reclaim top spot in the Premiership for the first time this season.

“I thought it was a good game and credit to both teams.” Rodgers said, according to Daily Mail.

“We did the basics very, very well. Livingston test you with how they play with throw-ins, deep free-kicks and I thought we stood up that really well.”

Generous in his praise for the performance of Livingston keeper Liam Kelly, the former Liverpool manager continued:

“We had chances and their goalkeeper was man of the match.”

“He made three fantastic saves and I have no complaints. My team has given everything over the last seven weeks and we have to give credit to Livingston. They are a tough team to break down and they have been up at the top.”

“The season started slowly for us. But I’ve been so pleased with the last seven weeks or so – the performance level.”

“We were never going to reach top level today in terms of goals and creativity as the surface is really difficult for that.”

“You add to that a team which defends really well and it was always going to be difficult for us. It’s a good point here on the back of all the games we’ve had.”

“So we’ll take the positive from it of which there were a lot.”

“Our form and our rhythm has been really positive. We hope they all come back from international duty fresh and fit and we’ll look forward to a busy but exciting period between now and the mid-season break. So it’s looking really good for us.”