Brendan Rodgers has given his assessment of VAR, saying he "would get rid of it" if asked right now.

Celtic were subject to controversy midweek involving the technology when forward Daizen Maeda was sent off due to a yellow card for a challenge being changed to a red.

And while Rodgers acknowledges the money invested in VAR, he is not a fan of it at the moment.

He said: "If you ask me right now I would get rid of it [VAR]. Absolutely but if there is money invested from the game which is supposed to make it better then you have to give that every chance.

"If you are asking me now I would just hope we can play our football and we know as humans evolve people will make mistakes and I would rather accept that than what we see at the moment."

The 50-year-old also revealed that Maeda will be out of action for at least six weeks due to knee ligament damage sustained during the challenge which led to his red card.

He is now likely to miss the remaining two Champions League fixtures against Lazio and Feyenoord while also facing a race against time to be fit for the derby against Rangers on December 30.

"Daizen will probably face up to six weeks out with the injury from the challenge so he has strained his knee ligament which comes when you knock a player on the foot," Rodgers continued.

"If we went in stronger in the challenge then he probably would not have the injury so it was a clash of feet that just opened up his knee ligament.

"It is a shame for him and for us because he has been brilliant."