We're Following Moussa Dembele Very Closely, Admits Paris Saint-Germain Star


"Outside of his work, his football, he can enjoy himself with his friends", Emery said on Tuesday at a press conference ahead of Wednesday's Champions League meeting with Celtic at the Parc des Princes. "You can't buy that".

The Hoops are now in search of Europa League qualification from Group B after failing to secure safe passage through to the last 16 of Europe's elite competition, with only Anderlecht standing in their way.

He added: "This is a club who is on top of European football".

"We understand that we're playing against a team that is arguably the best of the best, which is a huge challenge for every team that they come across, not just ourselves".

"Their team has a real chance of winning the competition".

"They have big game experience and quality in every single position and that includes the bench as well". The first game in Glasgow was really good for us and our team has shown we want to win and go far in this competition.

Rodgers has urged Paris-born Moussa Dembele to star in his hometown with the French hitman set to start.

"He made the step out of Fulham to come to us".

"I think he has the quality to go right to the top".

"I have been fortunate in my coaching and managerial career to have worked with some of the best strikers in the world and he is certainly working his way towards being that and hopefully in time he will be one".

"He is still very young, he has shown it for Celtic and France Under-21s".

Defender Jozo Simunovic, who has not played since late September due to a hamstring problem, returned as an unused substitute in Dingwall. We have to play at a very high level in the 90 minutes.

He could prove a replacement for Javier Pastore, who has been linked with Sevilla, Roma and Inter due to a lack of game time in Paris.

Celts face Motherwell in the Betfred Cup Final on Sunday, but Rodgers insists he's not even thinking about Hampden.

Belgian full-back Thomas Meunier could return for Paris but Thiago Motta is out. If you don't get the result, for us, it is about taking pride in the performance.

"We'll try to maintain our performance, and our goal is to respect our opponents and improve collectively and individually". If we can do that without conceding, then that would be a bonus.