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.

The Celtic Star · Mar 25

Liam Henderson dealing with lockdown in Italy

Liam Henderson took the big step of progressing his football experience by heading outside the UK, a route not often taken by many Scottish players.

Celts Are Here · Mar 11

Former Celtic Player Caught Up in Italy Lockdown

FORMER Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson who currently plays for Serie B side Empoli has been caught up in the nationwide lockdown in Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak...

BBC Sportsound · Mar 10

Sportsound Podcast: 10 Mar 20

How coronavirus could affect sport & we talk to Empoli’s Liam Henderson about the situation in Italy + an interview with Arbroath’s Campbell brothers...

Talking Baws · Feb 3

Video: Watch Ex-Celtic and Hibs Midfielder Liam Henderson Score First Goal for Italian Side Empoli

Liam Henderson’s love affair with Italian football continued at the weekend as the midfielder scored for his new club Empoli...

67HailHail · Jan 27

“Pler” – Some Celtic fans react to former academy graduate’s Serie B switch

Liam Henderson’s move from Hellas Verona to Empoli may be a drop-down from Serie A to Serie B, but for the player himself it’s a fresh start.

The Boot Room · Jan 27

‘Come back’: Many Celtic fans respond to player’s Tweet after he completes loan move

Liam Henderson has posted on Twitter after the ex-Celtic star’s spell in Italy has taken a twist – with the Hellas Verona star opting to drop back down to Serie B with Empoli on loan.

Evening Times · Jan 17

Ex-Celtic and Hibs midfielder Liam Henderson completes loan move to Empoli in Serie B

Former Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson has joined Empoli on loan from Hellas Verona...

Celts Are Here · Jan 17

Hendo On the Move – Reports in Italy

Former Celtic youth product and Hibernian Scottish Cup winner Liam Henderson looks like he’s on the move in Italy this month after failing to hold down a place in the Hellas Verona side this campaign...

67HailHail · Jan 17

Our View: Things always seemed too good to be true for departed Celtic ace

Things always seemed a little too good to be true for Liam Henderson in Italy.

Ex-Celt in Italian Loan Switch

FORMER Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson is set to leave Serie A Hellas Verona on loan and drop down a division...

67HailHail · Dec 25, 2019

Good news for Celtic-owned loan star as club virus eases

Ewan Henderson thankfully looks to have avoided any effects from Ross County’s recent norovirus.

67HailHail · Dec 20, 2019

Former Celtic star blasts “stupid” failed campaign

Former Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson has hit out at the Serie A anti-racism campaign that made headlines for all the wrong reasons earlier this week...

Daily Record · Dec 20, 2019

Liam Henderson makes Italy cap claim as former Celtic star grows weary over Scotland snub

The 23-year-old has never been called up by Scotland and reckons Steve Clarke’s staff haven’t even looked at him...

67HailHail · Oct 21, 2019

‘I talk to him every day’ – Celtic youngster continues to learn from former Hoops star

Celtic youngster Ewan Henderson is taking inspiration from brother Liam’s adventure in Italian football, The Scottish Sun report.

67HailHail · Oct 14, 2019

Former Celt deserved experimental international call up

Former Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson should have been part of the latest Scotland squad.

Daily Record · Sep 14, 2019

Liam Henderson backed to be future Scotland star and shine in Italy by Joe Jordan

Former Scotland international and AC Milan and Manchester United star says former Celtic midfielder will be a hit for Hellas Verona in Serie A...

Football Scotland · Sep 10, 2019

Former Hibs and Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson’s Verona salary ‘revealed’

Hellas have the lowest budget of any team in Serie A...

Football Scotland · Aug 26, 2019

Liam Henderson makes Serie A debut as Verona hold Bologna with 10 men

The midfielder is the first Scot to play in the Italian top flight since Graeme Souness...

Daily Record · Aug 25, 2019

Liam Henderson’s Serie A debut ends in draw as former Celtic midfielder makes history

The 23-year-old is the first Scot since Graeme Souness to play in Serie A...

67HailHail · Jul 22, 2019

Celtic should loan promising midfielder for his own good

Celtic must look at sending out midfielder Ewan Henderson on loan.

Evening Times · Jul 16, 2019

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...

Inside Futbol · Jul 14, 2019

I Want Steve Clarke To Come And See Me – Former Celtic Star Liam Henderson

Former Celtic star Liam Henderson wants Scotland boss Steve Clarke to watch him play for Hellas Verona...

Football Scotland · Jul 7, 2019

Serie A star Liam Henderson sets sights on Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad

Henderson will be playing in Italy’s top flight this season...

67HailHail · Jun 22, 2019

“The ultras are interesting” – former Celtic man on key foreign difference

Liam Henderson has opened up on one major difference between Scotland and Italy.

Daily Record · Jun 22, 2019

Liam Henderson on Italian dressing room banter, Scottish stereotypes and making pals with the Ultras

Former Celtic star is loving life at Verona as he prepares to take on a huge challenge in Serie A...

Daily Mail · Jun 21, 2019

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...

VideoCelts · Jun 20, 2019

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.

Into Football · Jun 18, 2019

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...

67HailHail · Jun 15, 2019

19-year-old’s brother was given Celtic chance, will he be afforded same luxury?

Ewan Henderson will hope that he’s afforded the same Celtic opportunity as his brother this coming season.

67HailHail · Jun 11, 2019

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?

Celts Are Here · Jun 10, 2019

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...

Daily Record · Jun 5, 2019

Joe Jordan insists former Celtic star Liam Henderson can thrive in Serie A despite facing toughest season of his life

Jordan was thrilled to see Henderson clinch promotion to the Italian top tier with his old club Hellas Verona...

67HailHail · Jun 4, 2019

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.

Football Scotland · Jun 3, 2019

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, 2019

‘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...

Read Celtic · Jun 3, 2019

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...

67HailHail · Jun 3, 2019

The late miracle has happened for former Celtic man

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

Daily Record · Jun 3, 2019

Former Celtic star Liam Henderson shows his Scottish pride as he wins Serie A promotion with Verona

Henderson is heading to the top flight of Italian football with his latest club...

Celts Are Here · Jun 3, 2019

‘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...

Football Scotland · Jun 3, 2019

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...

Celts Are Here · Jun 2, 2019

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, 2019

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.

VideoCelts · May 29, 2019

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...

67HailHail · May 27, 2019

Former Celtic midfielder two games away from destiny, did Bhoys make mistake?

Former Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson is two games from winning promotion to Serie A.

67HailHail · Apr 23, 2019

It looks like Celtic fans have seen the last of him this season – plenty of promise there

Celtic youngster Ewan Henderson is currently involved in the climax of the SPFL Reserve League, but it’s his first-team spell he’ll be delighted with this term.

HITC · Apr 18, 2019

‘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...

90 Minute Cynic · Mar 20, 2019

Liam Henderson Interview: Part 2 | Football & Life in Italy, Wee Hendo and Scotland

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

90 Minute Cynic · Mar 20, 2019

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...

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