Celtic assistant John Kennedy offered a spiky response when quizzed on Celtic's defensive record after a first clean sheet in seven matches against Livingston.

The Parkhead club hadn't achieved a clean sheet since the Scottish Cup win over St Mirren back on February 11 - but ended that run in the 3-0 win in West Lothian.

However, while Kennedy was pleased with the defensive showing he was less interested in the statistic.

On Sky Sports, the Celtic coach - standing in for Brendan Rodgers who was serving a touchline ban and therefore in the stands - shut down a question on the importance of a clean sheet having failed to keep a shutout for several weeks.

Kennedy said: "It is. It's always nice when you focus on the negatives.

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"We've scored 17 goals outwith the Hearts game, we've scored three today so it's good.

"Our defensive game is always important, we know that gives us momentum as well.

"Sometimes games have been less comfortable because we have not defended moments right.

"I think we have had interruptions there, we've had several injuries, changes in games which doesn't help that side of it.

"Today we were strong at the back, I don't even know if Livingston even had a corner."