'Hope you return to Paradise': Some Celtic fans react to Liam Henderson's tweet

The Celtic fans display their banners during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Former Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson has a new club, swapping Bari for Serie B outfit Hellas Verona.

5th February 2017, McDiarmid Park, Perth, Scotland; SPL Football, St Johnstone versus Celtic; Liam Henderson points to the skies celebrating the opening goal for Celtic

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.

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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’.

Liam Henderson of FC Bari 1908 in action during the serie B match between Ascoli Picchio FC 1898 and FC Bari 1908  at Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca on March 28, 2018 in Ascoli Piceno, Italy.

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.

Liam Henderson of Celtic at the Pre Season Friendly between Celtic and FK Dukla Praha at St Mirren Park on July 04, 2015 in Paisley, Scotland.

 

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