Everybody knows anything that comes out of Brendan Rodgers’ mouth we have to take with a very small pinch of salt, right?
The Celtic manager has made a habit of some hilarious hyperbole stretching way back to his early Liverpool days.
‘Great character’, ‘outstanding’, ‘the boy’… you know the drill.
But Rodgers may have even outdone himself with his latest comments on PFA Player of the Year N’Golo Kante.
After Celtic wrapped up the Scottish title in mid-November or something, Rodgers expressed his surprise that captain Scott Brown wasn’t shortlisted for the SPFA Player of the Year award.
He said: “I am very surprised [with the nominations for SPFL Player of the Year award].
“I look at Kante down south, a central midfield player who is not flash and does the dirty work – but does it to a real top level.
“For us up here, I think that’s what Scott Brown does. I don’t know how he was last year, but consistently over 50-odd games this season he has been a top performer.”
The love affair with Brown is showing no signs of relenting then, after Rodgers previously claimed the Scotland international could have played in the Liverpool side he nearly won the Premier League with in 2013/14.
We’re not convinced Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho would agree.