A number of Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to hail Callum McGregor’s latest performance for Neil Lennon’s Hoops.
Celtic made it five consecutive Premiership wins on Saturday – and went top of the table – as they ran out 3-2 winners over Livingston at Parkhead in a nervy game.
The Bhoys fell behind to Jason Holt’s 16th-minute penalty after Kristoffer Ajer’s handball, but were level just four minutes later through McGregor’s fine strike from the edge of the box.
The 27-year-old was also involved in the build-up to the second goal three minutes later, his well-timed pass putting in Greg Taylor, who then provided a fine assist for Ryan Christie.
Albian Ajeti added a third for Celtic with a superb finish in the 52nd minute, but Julien Serrano’s impressive strike 12 minutes from time set up a nervy finish.
The Hoops certainly didn’t make it easy for themselves but the three points is all that counts, and the pressure is now on Rangers as they head to Hibernian for Sunday’s 12pm kickoff.
Aside from his goal and role in the second, McGregor was superb throughout the match, linking midfield and attack seamlessly.
And his display certainly didn’t go unnoticed by Celtic fans, who sang their player’s praises on social media:
Let Callum McGregor get forward and Celtic are a different animal. Best player in the league.
— Paul (@P__67) September 19, 2020
Callum McGregor has been outstanding today.
— The Grand Auld Podcast (@FritzAGrandAuld) September 19, 2020
Callum McGregor is just such a damn joy when he’s on.
— Jarrett Smith (@Jarrett_Smith) September 19, 2020
Brilliant from Callum McGregor in the build up to the 2nd goal. Paul McStay like
— MickG (@gorbalsmick71) September 19, 2020
McGregor is a massive player for us. Easily the second best in the team
— Ryan (@ryan67cfc) September 19, 2020
McGregor with his usual polished performance, wins MOTM for me. The Bhoy is different class 💚👌
— 💚 Celtic 💚 (@Con_Shaunnery) September 19, 2020
Great 3 points but we look like a team that doesn’t know each other at times, far too much chopping and changing these aren’t friendlies, great assist by Taylor but what else did he do ? Only gets to the byline when he gets a pass, CalMac superb 👏👏👏
— Griff (@MildooWolf) September 19, 2020
A lot of positives today and some better individual performances… Taylor a lot better today. McGregor class. But always a few questions crop up. 3 points and top 🍀
— Shaun Fulton (@shaunybhoy67) September 19, 2020