Stefan Johansen responds to complimentary message from John Arne Riise on Twitter

Former Premier League star John Arne Riise believes that Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen is Norway’s best player.

Former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise has taken to social networking site Twitter to show his admiration of Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen.

Riise, who played for Premier League outfit Liverpool from 2001 to 2008, believes that Johansen is the best Norwegian footballer at the moment.

The former Norway international left-back, currently on the books of Indian Super League club Delhi Dynamos FC, was very complimentary of his compatriot on Twitter.

Riise sent Johansen the following message on Twitter, which when translated from Norwegian reads: “You are currently Norway’s best player.”

The Celtic star replied on the social networking site: “Thanks for that John Arne.”

Johansen has been on the books of Scottish Premiership giants Celtic since January 2014 when he joined them from Norwegian outfit Stromsgodset IF.

The 24-year-old central midfielder has established himself as one of the best players in the Scottish top flight and is a key member of the Celtic team.

Johansen will hope to play in the 2016 European Championship next summer with Norway, who will take on Hungary in the two-legged playoffs this month.

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