Brendan Rodgers was quick to playfully correct a BBC reporter over a case of mistaken identity when discussing Liam Scales.

The Celtic centre-back earned huge praise from his manager after a standout performance against Rangers at Ibrox.

However, in a mental slip, BBC reporter Martin Dowden asked the Celtic boss about John Scales in the aftermath of the 1-0 victory.

Responding to the on-air slip of the tongue, Rodgers jokingly responded referencing former Liverpool defender John Scales who played as a professional footballer between 1984 and 2001.

On BBC Radio Scotland, journalist Martin Dowden said: "I asked you last week about John Scales and whether you saw him as someone who could potentially force his way into the starting line-up, what did you make of what he delivered for you today?"

Sharp as a tack, Rodgers kidded: "Well, John Scales was a very good player that played for Liverpool."

The reporter - who had mistakenly named the former Wimbledon and Bristol Rovers defender - then replied: "John Scales! I do that all the time, I do apologise, Liam Scales. It's the Liverpool connection!"

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Former Liverpool manager Rodgers laughed off the mix-up, adding:  "Absolutely, aye.

"I thought he was absolutely magnificent today, I can always rely on him.

"He's a good guy, he wants to play games and I thought today he really stood up to the challenge and was absolutely brilliant.

"I'm very happy for him."

On Scales - when speaking to Sky Sports - Rodgers added: "He was outstanding. Liam's a guy that has spent a lot of time outside the club but what I can rely on is that he's a warrior. He stood up when he had to, won his headers and was brave. That's what you have to be at time.

"I thought he was magnificent today, he's a good guy and wants to play games. I thought he was absolutely brilliant."