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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‘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
Celts Are Here · Jul 19

Italian Club Set to Announce Signing of Former Celtic Prodigy – Reports

LIAM HENDERSON looks set to stay in Italy after it emerged his former Bari boss Fabio Grosso has convinced the midfielder to link up with him again at Hellas Verona.

Celts Are Here · Jul 19
The Scotsman · Jul 19

Ex-Celtic and Hibs star Liam Henderson agrees deal with Italian side

Liam Henderson has decided to remain in Italy after agreeing a four-year deal to join Hellas Verona, according to reports...

The Scotsman · Jul 19

Ex-Celtic and Hibs star Liam Henderson agrees deal with Italian side

Liam Henderson has decided to remain in Italy after agreeing a four-year deal to join Hellas Verona, according to reports...

The Scotsman · Jul 19

Rumour Mill: Liam Henderson picks next club | Celtic’s defensive woes | Gerrard eyes better quality in attack

Liam Henderson has agreed to a contract with Verona, Celtic face a defensive headache ahead of their clash with Rosenborg, and Steven Gerrard demands better quality from his attacking players...

The Scotsman · Jul 19

Henderson’s Italian Job

FORMER Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson is likely to knock back the chance of a return to Britain after the financial collapse of his club Bari...

Celts Are Here · Jul 18

Celtic Lose Out – Club Denied Transfer Windfall

Celtic look set to lose out on any future fee for Liam Henderson after it was revealed yesterday that Bari were going bankrupt...

Celts Are Here · Jul 18
Talking Baws · Jul 17

Serie A or the Scottish Premiership? Some Potential Career Moves For Liam Henderson

Liam Henderson could be about to become a free agent after his Italian employers Bari fell into financial trouble and the former Celtic and Hibs midfielder could be set to make one of the biggest decisions of his young career...

Talking Baws · Jul 17
VideoCelts · Jul 17

Celtic look like missing out on transfer windfall

Celtic could miss out on upto £500,000 with Bari on the brink of bankruptcy.

VideoCelts · Jul 17

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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