Celtic's Scott Sinclair shocked by racial abuse at Ibrox

While Rodgers is on the verge of winning the domestic treble in his first season at Celtic Park, Balotelli's Nice have secured Champions League football for next season and have kept up the pace in the Ligue 1 title race. "It was great for me to get to the stage where I had the right balance of enjoyment".

When asked who was the best player he has ever coached, the Bhoys manager, with a decent list to choose from in several different leagues, including Philippe Coutinho, Luis Suarez, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Scott Sinclair, but opted for everyone's favourite maverick Italian striker...

Rodgers has done brilliantly since taking the helm at Celtic last summer and was in buoyant mood at Celtic's Player of the Year awards on Monday night.

"Mario Balotelli - he was a fantastic player", was his answer to the query from a guest with questions being opened to the floor.

Rodgers may be delighted with his current crop of stars but there is one player from the past he'd love to add to his squad.

"I have been to so many clubs, so many, and here I feel like I've found a home", he said at the award ceremony.

Scott Sinclair has insisted that he will not be dissuaded from carrying on at Celtic after being the victim of racial abuse for the first time in his career at Ibrox. Like I said, it's the minority and you have to get on with it. If any player goes through it during a game, you have to keep your head down and keep going on but you want it kicked out.

"The players were excellent, the supporters were excellent and it's gone down as a history making day, with the goals that we scored". I didn't realise it until after the game. "There is not a training group anywhere in Britain that are working as hard as these guys and they are getting their rewards".

  • Arturo Norris