Brendan Rodgers says that the noise at Celtic Park was so loud he could not hear the Champions League anthem when the Bhoys hosted Hapoel Beer Sheva in their playoff round tie.

Celtic won the first leg 5-2 in front of a packed Celtic Park, but had nervy moments during the return in Israel as Hapoel Beer Sheva ran out 2-0 winners, almost overturning the first leg deficit.

Rodgers was thrilled with the atmosphere for the home leg and explained it is the only time the noise has been so loud he was completely unable to hear the Champions League anthem, which is played before the start of games.

"I didn't hear the Champions League music because it was so loud", he told Celtic TV.

"Probably the first ground I've been at where you want to actually hear the music, but you can't hear it because of the support we got", the former Liverpool boss added.


Rodgers has further such occasions to look forward to this season after Celtic booked a spot in the Champions League group stage.

Celtic have not been given an easy draw though.

The Bhoys are set to take on Catalan giants Barcelona, English powerhouses Manchester City and Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach.