Liam Henderson

Read all the news about Liam Henderson. Liam Henderson was born in Livingston on 25 April 1996 (age 22). 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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Talking Baws · Oct 28

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
Celts Are Here · Oct 28

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
Daily Record · Oct 4

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
Celts Are Here · Sep 25

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
Talking Baws · Sep 23

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
Inside Futbol · Sep 1

I Admired Steven Gerrard, Former Celtic Midfielder Liam Henderson Admits

Former Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson has admitted that Steven Gerrard was his idol while growing up as a midfielder in Glasgow...

Inside Futbol · Sep 1

‘All the best’ ‘Settle down’ – Fans react to top new signing, celebrates the big move

Brendan Rodgers has little record of mistakes in his career as Celtic manager but, if you ask fans, many will confirm that letting Liam Henderson go was one of his few errors...

HITC · Aug 4

‘Hope you return to Paradise’: Some Celtic fans react to 22-year-old’s tweet

Former Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson has a new club, swapping Bari for Serie B outfit Hellas Verona...

HITC · Aug 4

Liam Henderson to complete move to Verona

Former Celtic and Hibernian midfielder Liam Henderson is set to complete a move to Verona after Bari lost their final appeal over being declared bankrupt.The 22-year-old’s contract with the Serie B club has been declared void after losing their licence to play this coming season...

Scotzine · Aug 1

Former Celt’s Italian Job

LIAM HENDERSON, the former Celtic midfielder, will complete his switch to Italian outfit Verona this week.

Scotzine · Aug 1

Ex-Celt in Italian Switch

FORMER Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson will complete his move to Italian outfit Verona within the next 48 hours.

Daily Record · Aug 1

Liam Henderson set to complete Verona move after Bari lose bankruptcy appeal

Former Celtic midfielder’s has already been training with his new club but will now be free to sign a deal...

Daily Record · Aug 1
Celts Are Here · Jul 21

‘Exceptional Talent’ – Celtic Fans Rave About ‘Incredible’ Celtic Youngster

CELTIC FANS are raving about young Euan Henderson after he helped defeat Manchester United this evening in the SuperCupNI...

Celts Are Here · Jul 21
HITC · Jul 19

Ex-Celtic ace reportedly set for new club; could be managed by World Cup winner

Liam Henderson was reportedly contacted by clubs back in the UK, just six months after Scottish Premiership outfit Celtic let him go...

HITC · Jul 19
Daily Record · Jul 19

Liam Henderson agrees four-year deal with Hellas Verona and will complete move by end of this week

The former Celtic kid has been forced to look for a new club after his former team Bari were demoted for going bankrupt...

Daily Record · Jul 19

Incredible Assist – Watch Liam Henderson’s Outstanding Debut

LIAM HENDERSON has continued his Italian adventure debuting for his new side Verona and making an incredible assist on his debut...

‘The Journey Continues’ – Henderson’s Delight as Latest Transfer Move Becomes Official

LIAM HENDERSON has tweeted out and official image of himself in his new club’s colours as he signed on with Verona.

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