Liam Henderson

Liam Henderson was born in Livingston on 25 April 1996 (age 24). 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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VideoCelts · Jun 12

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The Celtic Star · Mar 25

Liam Henderson dealing with lockdown in Italy

Celts Are Here · Mar 11

Former Celtic Player Caught Up in Italy Lockdown

BBC Sportsound · Mar 10

Sportsound Podcast: 10 Mar 20

Talking Baws · Feb 3

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

67HailHail · Jan 27

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

The Boot Room · Jan 27

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

Evening Times · Jan 17

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

Celts Are Here · Jan 17

Hendo On the Move – Reports in Italy

67HailHail · Jan 17

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

Ex-Celt in Italian Loan Switch

67HailHail · Dec 25, 2019

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

67HailHail · Dec 20, 2019

Former Celtic star blasts “stupid” failed campaign

Daily Record · Dec 20, 2019

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

67HailHail · Oct 21, 2019

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

67HailHail · Oct 14, 2019

Former Celt deserved experimental international call up

Daily Record · Sep 14, 2019

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

Football Scotland · Sep 10, 2019

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

Football Scotland · Aug 26, 2019

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

Daily Record · Aug 25, 2019

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

67HailHail · Jul 22, 2019

Celtic should loan promising midfielder for his own good

Evening Times · Jul 16, 2019

Henderson waits for Clarke visit

Inside Futbol · Jul 14, 2019

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

Football Scotland · Jul 7, 2019

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

67HailHail · Jun 22, 2019

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

Daily Record · Jun 22, 2019

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

Daily Mail · Jun 21, 2019

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

VideoCelts · Jun 20, 2019

Celtic linked defender closes in on move to Serie A

Into Football · Jun 18, 2019

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

67HailHail · Jun 15, 2019

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

67HailHail · Jun 11, 2019

Will duo ever rekindle their bromance back at Celtic?

Celts Are Here · Jun 10, 2019

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

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

67HailHail · Jun 4, 2019

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

Football Scotland · Jun 3, 2019

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

HITC · Jun 3, 2019

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

Read Celtic · Jun 3, 2019

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

67HailHail · Jun 3, 2019

The late miracle has happened for former Celtic man

Daily Record · Jun 3, 2019

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

Celts Are Here · Jun 3, 2019

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

Football Scotland · Jun 3, 2019

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

Celts Are Here · Jun 2, 2019

Liam Henderson Makes History With Verona – Joins Elite List

67HailHail · May 31, 2019

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

VideoCelts · May 29, 2019

Freed Celtic midfielder is quickly signed up

67HailHail · May 27, 2019

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

67HailHail · Apr 23, 2019

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

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