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.

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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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HITC · Apr 18

‘Doing very well’: Ex-Rangers ace claims 22-year-old is thriving after Celtic exit

Rangers defender David Bates left Ibrox for Hamburg in the summer of 2018, months after Liam Henderson departed Scottish Premiership rivals Celtic...

HITC · Apr 18
90 Minute Cynic · Mar 20

Liam Henderson Interview: Part 1 | Celtic, Rosenborg and Hibs

Last week, Graeme McKay travelled to Italy to interview Liam Henderson exclusively for 90 Minute Cynic...

90 Minute Cynic · Mar 20
67HailHail · Mar 20

“A genius, a genius” Celtic star lauded

Former Celtic player Liam Henderson has labelled Tom Rogic “a genius”.

67HailHail · Mar 20
Daily Record · Mar 19

Liam Henderson on Neil Lennon’s special Celtic culture, life in Italy and his love for Hibs

The 22-year-old is loving life with Serie B promotion chasers Verona but still keeps a close eye on his former teams...

Daily Record · Mar 19
90 Minute Cynic · Mar 19

Liam Henderson – The Cynic Interview

It’s an EXCLUSIVE 90 Minute Cynic Podcast as our man Graeme McKay travelled to Italy to interview Liam Henderson. Discussed - Life in Italy Progress at Celtic Celtic Philosophy Manager Influence Leaving Celtic Playing Abroad Future Aspirations Follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/90minutecynic Follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/90minutecynic Follow us on Instagram: Instagram.com/90minutecynic...

90 Minute Cynic · Mar 19
Soccerlens · Feb 25

‘Madness’, ‘Tremendous’ – Former player reacts to Celtic ace’ display at the weekend

originally posted on Sportslens.com Celtic picked up a comfortable 4-1 win over Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership at the weekend.

Soccerlens · Feb 25
Read Celtic · Feb 25

Celtic fans laud midfielder as their Man of the Match after eye-catching performance

Celtic fans have hailed the performance of young midfielder Ewan Henderson after his impressive display against Motherwell on Sunday.

Read Celtic · Feb 25
Celts Are Here · Feb 25

Madness – Liam Henderson Reacts to His Little Brother’s Celtic Performance

Former Celtic player and youth product Liam Henderson has reacted after his little brother put in a man of the match performance against Motherwell on his first Celtic Park start...

Celts Are Here · Feb 25
Celts Are Here · Feb 23

‘Pleasure and an Honour’ – Liam Henderson Pictured With Fellow Scot in Italy

LIAM HENDERSON is going about his career away from the watchful eye of the UK press with not many interested in covering the former Celtic youth star.

Celts Are Here · Feb 23
Celts Are Here · Jan 24

Liam Henderson Can’t Hide his Excitement After Brother’s Celtic Assist

LIAM HENDERSON has posted a picture of his younger brother alongside Brendan Rodgers after Ewan came on in the second half and set up Timothy Weah for Celtic’s fourth...

Celts Are Here · Jan 24
The Scotsman · Dec 19, 2018

Ex-Celtic starlet ‘could’ve retired’ after playing against ‘hero’ Steven Gerrard

Former Celtic youngster Liam Henderson has revealed that one of his happiest days in football was getting the chance to play against Steven Gerrard...

The Scotsman · Dec 19, 2018
Talking Baws · Oct 28, 2018

Video: Ex-Celtic and Hibs Midfielder Liam Henderson Scores Belting Free-Kick For Hellas Verona

Liam Henderson’s reputation in Italian football continues to flourish after his brilliant goal for Hellas Verona yesterday...

Talking Baws · Oct 28, 2018
Celts Are Here · Oct 28, 2018

Watch Liam Henderson Score Sensational Serie B Goal

Liam Henderson may be on his second Italian club in under a year but the midfielder is thriving in the environment.

Celts Are Here · Oct 28, 2018
Daily Record · Oct 4, 2018

Former Celtic star Liam Henderson shines with Hellas Verona as his Italian adventure points to Serie A

The Scottish midfielder has already scored for his new club after joining from Bari and is impressing the boss of the Serie B table-toppers...

Daily Record · Oct 4, 2018
Celts Are Here · Sep 25, 2018

Former Celtic Youth Star Scores As New Club Go Top

FORMER Celtic Midfielder, Liam Henderson has opened his account for new side Verona as the club ran out 2-1 winners in Serie B.

Celts Are Here · Sep 25, 2018
Daily Record · Sep 23, 2018

Former Celtic and Hibs midfielder Liam Henderson off the mark for Hellas Verona as they move top of Serie B

The 22-year-old netted the first goal for Verona in their 2-1 win and are now at top of the league after four games...

Daily Record · Sep 23, 2018
Talking Baws · Sep 23, 2018

Video: Watch Liam Henderson Score His First Goal For Italian Side Hellas Verona

Liam Henderson popped up with his first-ever goal for Hellas Verona yesterday as the Scotland Under-21 international enjoys his Italian adventure.

Talking Baws · Sep 23, 2018
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