Now Roberts, who has also been likened to Raheem Sterling, is set to spend another season at Parkhead and new Celtic manager Rodgers has gone on to compare the 19-year-old with Silva, indicating that the young Englishman has a very bright future ahead.
The Northern Irishman said: "Patrick is different to Sterling although similar to him in that he is young.
"Raheem is speed, wing play, Patrick is more a David Silva type, more on the inside.
"He looks like he has an eye for goal. He's very young and he looks a talent."