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.

Liam Henderson in the news

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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 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 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...

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 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?

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