Liam Henderson

Read all the news about Liam Henderson. Liam Henderson was born in Livingston on 25 April 1996 (age 23). Follow @liam53henderson on Twitter.

Liam Henderson Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

Henderson signed for Celtic in 2008. He featured for the club’s development squad in midfield and was included in the first team squad for their pre-season trip to Germany in the summer of 2013. Henderson played in a pre-season game against Ukrainian side Sevastopol, alongside higher profile debutants Virgil van Dijk and Amido Balde.

Season 2013–14 saw Henderson continue to play for the Celtic development squad at both under-20 level and in the UEFA Youth League. He was particularly impressive in Celtic’s 4–1 win over the Ajax academy side in October. Henderson made his competitive first team début, aged 17, on 6 December 2013; coming on as a substitute in Celtic’s 5–0 win over Motherwell in the league. He then featured for the first team again in January 2014, playing in Turkey against Galatasaray in the Antalya Winter Cup. The match finished 0–0, but Celtic lost on penalty kicks. Despite the result, Henderson, and several other youth players who featured, were praised for their performance.

On 13 March 2014, Henderson made his first start in a competitive game in an away league match at Kilmarnock. Celtic won 3–0 and Henderson was praised by manager Neil Lennon for his performance, saying “I thought he grew into the game and had a superb debut. Credit to him and credit to the academy, because I think we have got a good player there.” Henderson scored his first goal for Celtic on 26 March 2014, the second goal in Celtic’s 5–1 win away at Partick Thistle which clinched the league title. His form throughout March saw him win the SPFL Young Player of the Month award for that month. Manager Neil Lennon commented “He’s been absolutely excellent”, and added that “His attitude to work is fantastic and there’s certainly a willingness on his part to get better”.

Henderson made a couple of appearances in the first few weeks of season 2014–15; playing against KR Reykjavik in a Champions League qualifying match and then in a league match away against Inverness CT. However, he thereafter completely dropped out of new Celtic manager Ronny Deila’s plans for several months. Henderson regained his place in the XI in early January and scored an excellent left-footed strike against Hamilton Academical on 17 January 2015. Henderson featured for Celtic in the first leg of their Europa League tie against Inter Milan, coming on as a substitute in the second half and providing the cross which led to John Guidetti’s late equalising goal in a 3–3 draw. A month later he played in the final eight minutes of Celtic’s 2–0 League Cup Final win over Dundee United.

On 14 August 2015, in between his two spells away on loan, Henderson signed a three-year contract with Celtic.

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Daily Mail · Jun 21

Meet Liam Henderson, let go by Celtic but ready to take Serie A by storm with Hellas Verona

EXCLUSIVE BY MIKE KEEGAN: If Liam Henderson was wondering if the banter in Italy was different from that of the Scotland he left behind, he did not wait long to find out...

Daily Mail · Jun 21
VideoCelts · Jun 20

Celtic linked defender closes in on move to Serie A

Celtic target Amir Rrahmani appears to be closing in on a move to Hellas Verona where he will have Liam Henderson as a team-mate.

VideoCelts · Jun 20
Into Football · Jun 18

Colin Watt with A Celtic State of Mind – Which Celtic loanee can be the next Callum McGregor?

For Celtic fans, there is nothing better than seeing a young, talented player develop through the youth sides and then establish themselves within the first-team at Celtic Park...

Into Football · Jun 18
67HailHail · Jun 11

Will duo ever rekindle their bromance back at Celtic?

We’ve all heard about the friendship between Patrick Roberts and Kieran Tierney but what about the Englishman’s relationship with Liam Henderson?

67HailHail · Jun 11
Celts Are Here · Jun 10

Bhoys Reunited – Patrick Roberts Meets Up With Former Celtic Team-mate

Two former Celtic team-mates have rekindled their friendship during their time off with Patrick Roberts posting a video of himself and former Celtic youth product Liam Henderson enjoying a drink...

Celts Are Here · Jun 10
67HailHail · Jun 4

What Serie A star said about Celtic return – could it be possible?

New Serie A star Liam Henderson has previously admitted that he could be open to a Scotland return one day.

67HailHail · Jun 4

Ex Celtic star Massimo Donati on Lennon, 9 in a row and his managerial ambitions

In an exclusive chat with Football Scotland, the former Hoops player also spoke about ex Celtic player Liam Henderson’s success in his native Italy...

HITC · Jun 3

‘Great player’: Some Celtic fans can’t believe 23-year-old was allowed to leave

Liam Henderson was sold for just £115k during Brendan Rodgers’ spell in charge of Scottish Premiership giants Celtic...

HITC · Jun 3
Read Celtic · Jun 3

Former Celtic man Henderson wins promotion to Serie A in dramatic fashion

We all love a good news story here, so we were delighted to see former Hoops academy and first-team player Liam Henderson make the morning papers and online columns with his team’s promotion from Serie B to Serie A in Italy...

Read Celtic · Jun 3
67HailHail · Jun 3

The late miracle has happened for former Celtic man

Former Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson has miracullously won promotion with Hellas Verona to Serie A.

67HailHail · Jun 3

‘We Just Love Scotland’ – Italian’s Gushes Over Former Celtic Star

LIAM HENDERSON and his side Hellas Verona overturned a 2-0 deficit in the first leg of their Serie A playoff final to win 3-0 in the return leg to ensure their promotion to the top table of Italian football...

Liam Henderson and Verona promoted as former Hibs and Celtic star prepares for Serie A

The Butei overcame a 2-0 first leg deficit to beat Cittadella and return to the top flight at the first time of asking...

Liam Henderson Makes History With Verona – Joins Elite List

What a night for Ex-Celtic star Liam Henderson as Hellas Verona performed a stunning turnaround to gain promotion to Serie A.

67HailHail · May 31

Former Celtic midfielder dealt bitter blow last night and faces uphill battle

Ex-Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson’s chances of promotion with Verona are slim after being defeated last night.

67HailHail · May 31
VideoCelts · May 29

Freed Celtic midfielder is quickly signed up

Like many talented young players, especially midfielders, Hendry found it impossible to break into the Celtic first team with the Development League not really providing the test to push his progress after coming through at a similar time to Liam Henderson...

VideoCelts · May 29
Evening Times · Jul 16

Henderson waits for Clarke visit

SERIE A-bound Scot Liam Henderson is optimistic that Steve Clarke will come to Italy to watch him as he pursues an internationall call up for Scotland...

Evening Times · Jul 16
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