Chris Davies names the Celtic player who really stood out during first training session

Kieran Tierney of Celtic and Brendan Rodgers manager of Celtic share a joke as they walk out prior to the Celtic Training Session prior to the Group B UEFA Champions League match between...

Celtic have one of Britain's most exciting young players on their books.

Celtic's Coach (L) Brendan Rodgers and his assistant Chris Davies celebrate after the UEFA Champions League Play-off Second leg match between the Celtic and Hapoel Beer-Sheva in Beer Sheva...

During an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, Hoops assistant manager Chris Davies shared how Kieran Tierney was the player who stood out to both him and Brendan Rodgers when they took their first training session at Celtic.

The 20-year-old is highly regarded in Glasgow, but his reputation is beginning to spread beyond Scottish shores, following his remarkably consistent levels of impressive performances.

As his stock within the game continues to rise, so does speculation linking him with an exit from Parkhead, but the Glasgow giants will surely do everything they can to keep hold of one of Scotland's brightest young talents.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - SEPTEMBER 27:Alexandru Chipciu of RSC Anderlecht and Kieran Tierney of Celtic battle for possession during the UEFA Champions League group B match between RSC...

And Davies, who was brought to Celtic as part of Brendan Rodgers' coaching staff, shared the moment when the pair noticed that they had something special on their hands, as quoted by the Daily Mail:

"I remember the first training session we had here. I can still remember Kieran and he stood out. Afterwards we were talking and saying this is a top young player. We had heard a little bit about him and seen the games from the season before but it was instant. You could see the way he moved and the way he pressed the ball in training and his quality with the ball."

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic FC (C) celebrates with teammates Kieran Tierney (2R), Mikael Lustig (R) and others after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match...

Click HERE to read Chris Sutton's harsh criticism of Tierney

Next up for the Hoops is a trip to St Johnstone on Saturday, and if they can avoid defeat, they will beat their own record of 62 domestic games unbeaten - something that will be a quite astonishing achievement in the modern game, and one that will likely never be beaten again.

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