Brendan Rodgers hasn’t made many mistakes as Celtic manager but, if you ask fans, many will say that letting Liam Henderson go was one of them.
The 22-year-old found himself frozen out during the first year and a half of Rodgers’ reign at Parkhead before being sold to Serie B outfit Bari in January for just £115,000.
Since then, Henderson has done everything he can to show that Celtic got rid of him far too soon. The twinkle-toed Scot was a huge hit in Bari, earning the mouthy yet rather wonderful nickname ‘Braveheart with Brazilian feet’.
But after Bari were declared bankrupt, Henderson has been on the move again. On Friday, the former Hibernian loanee signed a four-year deal with another Serie B club, the recently relegated Hellas Verona, where he will play under the 2006 World Cup winner Fabio Grosso.
And Celtic fans seem delighted to learn that Henderson is making waves on the continent. After all, there are still too few British players willing to test themselves in a different footballing climate and the early signs are that Henderson is a perfect fit for the technical Italian game.
Should he help drive yo-yo club Verona to promotion next season, Rodgers’ decision to sell will once again come under fire for sure.
All the best Liam— Gerard Carruthers (@gerryc1888) August 3, 2018
Well done mate. Smash it. Your little bro looks a hell of a player aswell.— Simply [⭐] Celtic (@TheHoopsFan) August 3, 2018
Onwards n upwards liam.— KeefJackass#2# (@tendermeatballs) August 3, 2018
Best of luck Liam, you’re a class act. I’m sure you’ll rip it up again this year— Jerry Desmond (@jeremiahdesmond) August 3, 2018
All the best Liam, hope you return to paradise one day hail hail— Stamperland Rebel (@nitshillrhebel) August 3, 2018
Settle down mate you’re no Alex hunter!!— Ally Mackay (@Allymac1992) August 3, 2018
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