Celtic overcame “so many issues” to clinch their 12th Scottish Premiership title in the last 13 seasons, says manager Brendan Rodgers.

The league leaders needed a point at Kilmarnock to get over the line, but were two up in 12 minutes and went on to win 5-0 as they clinched the championship in style.

“I thought we were absolutely brilliant tonight,” Rodgers told Sky Sports of the thumping win at a ground where Celtic have lost on their last two visits.

“From a management perspective, there’s been so much to manage, so many issues, some real tedious stuff. It’s been a great learning season.

“I believe in the players and when the pressure’s been on, they’ve got the performances and the results.”

It had looked as if Celtic might be confirmed as league winners 24 hours earlier, as Rangers trailed Dundee 2-0 at Ibrox.

Philippe Clement’s side recovered to win 5-2, but that only delayed an outcome that has seemed inevitable since they lost 2-1 at Celtic Park on Saturday.

That defeat left Celtic six points clear with two games remaining and Rodgers’ men finalised the arithmetic in Ayrshire.



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