Date of birth: 25/04/1996 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Livingston (Scotland)
Youth career: Broxburn Athletic Colts 96, Heart of Midlothian, Celtic Glasgow
Current club: Celtic Glasgow
Squad number: 53
Current national team: Scotland U-19
Position: centre midfielder, attacking midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 300,000 €
Tournaments participated in: 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite qualification (3/0), UEFA Youth League 2013/2014 (6/1)
Contract until: 30.06.2017
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: Fredy Guarin
– ball control
– defensive contribution
Style of play:
– box-to-box midfielder
– likes to play long balls
– all-action and energetic
– gets forward whenever possible
– brings an offensive value to a team, with a lot of activity during 90 minutes
– likes to enter the opposition’s penalty area whenever possible
– often drops deep and is involved in the buildup of plays
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre midfielder in 4-4-2.
Scottish Premiership 2013/2014 winner with Celtic.
Scottish Premiership 2013/2014: 8 matches/1 goal (Celtic)
Scottish Premiership 2014/2015 (ongoing): 1 match/0 goals (Celtic)
Liam Henderson joined Celtic youth academy from Hearts in 2008. He has 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. During 13/14 season he continue to play for the Celtic development squad at both U-20 level and in the UEFA Youth League, in which he was particularly impressive in Celtic’s 4–1 win over the Ajax academy side in October. Henderson made his competitive first team debut, aged 17, on 6 December 2013; coming on as a substitute in Celtic’s 5–0 win over Motherwell in the league. 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. He 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. He is also a regular Scottish youth international – he captained the U-17 side, and then making the step up to the U-19 side.
“He is a really nice lad. I have thought all along that he has got a great chance. He shows it in training, he is just a joy to play one-touch football with, passes round the corner as well. He will play off you, go on a mazy run and score goals. It is great. The only problem is he is coming for my position!”
(Scott Brown – Celtic captain)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European club ambition.