It looked like the Hoops were heading back to the top of the table after Ryan Christie opened the scoring with a sultry left-foot finish in the first-half, but a missed Leigh Griffiths penalty came back to haunt them after Denny Johnson’s brilliant late equaliser.
Rodgers rang the changes after Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final win over Aberdeen and brought the likes of Jonny Hayes and Christian Gamboa into his starting XI, with James Forrest and Odsonne Edouard left on the bench.
Speaking to the media after the full-time whistle, the Northern Irishman wasn’t best pleased, but insisted he had no regrets:
Brendan Rodgers frustrated at #Celtic performance tonight. Says too many individuals doing their own thing rather than playing as a collective. Doesn’t believe it was due to number of changes
— Eilidh Barbour (@EilidhBarbour) December 5, 2018
Brendan Rodgers says it wasn't a good performance by Celtic tonight but doesn't regret making 7 changes
— Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB) December 5, 2018
🎙️ Brendan Rodgers: "If you don’t take opportunities in the game, then you leave yourself venerable at the end. It was a disappointing goal to concede so it was definitely two-points lost.” #MOTCEL pic.twitter.com/LVfw9VyvOq
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 5, 2018
The Hoops are now facing a crucial clash with surprise table-toppers Kilmarnock at the weekend, and it remains to be seen who Rodgers opts to choose in his starting XI?