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Aiden McGeady admits Henrik Larsson is best player he's played alongside

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Everton winger Aiden McGeady has revealed that Henrik Larsson is the best player he has ever played with.

Former Celtic winger Aiden McGeady has told the BBC that the best player he has ever played with is Bhoys legend Henrik Larsson.

McGeady, now 28, joined Celtic from Queen's Park in 2001, meaning he was just 15 when he signed for the club - but he proved to be a superb piece of business.

The Republic of Ireland international racked up 37 goals and 83 assists in 252 games for Celtic before moving on to Russian side Spartak Moscow in 2010.

Now back in British football with Everton, McGeady has been speaking to the BBC, answering a series of quickfire questions about his career.

One of the most interesting questions surrounded who the best player McGeady has ever played alongside was - but he had no hesitation with his answer.

"Henrik Larsson," said McGeady. "I made my debut alongside him. I was actually playing up front! Me and him up front. Taking kick off with him, it was kind of surreal."

Swedish striker Larsson achieved deity-like status in the green half of Glasgow, smashing a remarkable 242 goals in 313 games for the Bhoys in a seven-year stay at Celtic Park after arriving from Feyenoord in 1997.

If you search for any kind of list of the best Celtic players of all-time, many fans have Larsson either top of the tree or at least vying for that spot - so it's little surprise to see that McGeady picked the legendary striker as the best player he has ever played alongside.

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