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Liam Henderson Player Review

Over recent weeks a new young Scottish player has hit the headlines for a string of impressive performances for runaway Scottish league winners Celtic.

The 17-year-old Midfielder made his first Celtic senior start on March the 13th 2014 in a 3-0 away win against Kilmarnock in which he was praised manager Neil Lennon who commented on the youngsters performance saying:

“I thought he grew into the game and had a superb debut. Credit to him and the academy because I think we’ve got a good player there.”

Liam scored his first team goal on the 26th of March in a title clincher against Liam’s dad’s old team Partick Thistle at Firhill.

Liam’s goal was made after two excellent dummies by Leigh Griffifths and Kris Commons and the ball fell nicely for Henderson to fire past Thistle goalkeeper Paul Gallacher.

At 6 foot already and still growing Liam is strong on the ball and a very good passer but many say he currently lacks the pace to be the perfect player. He has already represented Scotland in the Under 16’s, 17 and 18’s level and scoring one goal.

After watching Liam in action against Hearts under 20’s it was obvious to see he was comfortable on the ball and could pick a pass.

In that game the Falkirk born midfielder scored a brilliant goal in which he delicately chipped the ball over the Hearts goalkeeper. Overall it was a brilliant performance by the playmaker.

Henderson has been described by many coaches and fans as a box to box midfielder like Frank Lampard and Stuart Armstrong. He has impressive stamina to keep going for the full 90 minutes.

Although I have only seen him play twice he has only had one shooting chance in each game and scored on both occasions.

What does twitter say?

@DeclanMcCallum- “Still find it bizarre how I used to play with Celtic’s Liam Henderson and now he plays for Celtic.”

@WBAnews- “Baggies on trail to sign Celtic Starlet Liam Henderson.”

@MatthewBoyle1- “ That Liam Henderson of Celtic puts his young player of the month award down to playing with top champions league players. Eh?”

@mcclymontscott-“Celtic v Ross County: Can Staggies spoil the champions’ home party? Will we see more of Liam Henderson?”

Scout Rating:

Shooting: 9 out of 10

Passing: 9 out of 10

Tackling: 5 out of 10

Heading: 8.5 out of 10

Pace: 8 out of 10

Vision: 9 out of 10

Current ability: 8 out of 10

Potential ability: 9 out of 10

Overall scout rating: 65.5 out of 80

Current value: £4 Million

Potential value: £17 million

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