The man who took his job, Jurgen Klopp, has overseen the arrivals of Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Naby Keita and Fabinho in 2018 alone.
Last night, the Scottish champions crashed out of the Champions League qualification round against AEK Athens, and will therefore only compete in the Europa this season.
With Celtic losing their opening SPL match, there’s even been some talk of Rodgers being sacked, which seems pretty ridiculous considering what he achieved in first two seasons at Park Head: back to back trebles!
Rodgers though is adamant he hasn’t been properly backed in the market, which reminds us of the noises he made at points during his Liverpool tenure.
“I’ve said what I wanted to say about us needing to improve,” he said, reported in the Star.
“You only need to look at Liverpool who got to the Champions League final and then went out and made some great signings and strengthened the squad.
“I’ve always said, we needed to strengthen no matter how good we’ve been in the last couple of years.
“So that’s something that we can hopefully do, but it’s no good for us now.”
Rodgers’ quotes are quite easy to read: it’s pretty obvious he’s a little bitter our owners are now spending large sums when they refused him the luxury.
In fairness to FSG though, most of Rodgers’ big buys, like Christian Benteke, Fabio Borini and Lazar Markovic to name but a few, were absolutely dire, so it’s no surprise Celtic are wary of letting him splash the cash.
Celtic though have witnessed him win six trophies in two years, so perhaps they’ve let him down by not arming him properly ahead of a European campaign.