The Hoops academy starlet, highly rated at Parkhead and liked by many Bhoys fans, was sold by Brendan Rodgers in January 2018.

Celtic academy graduate Liam Henderson has been tipped by Joe Jordan to become a future star for Scotland after impressing for Hellas Verona following their return to Serie A, in an interview with the Daily Record.

In January 2018, the Hoops sold the talented midfielder to Bari in Serie B when Brendan Rodgers – now the manager of Premier League club Leicester City – was in charge at Parkhead.

Henderson then left the Puglia side in the summer of 2018 following their financial issues and joined Verona in Serie B, helping them earn promotion last season and return to the top flight.

Going from strength to strength, the former Celtic starlet has made a solid start in Serie A this term, with Verona picking up four points from their first two league games, and Jordan has been keeping an eye on his progress.

“Without a doubt, Henderson is a future Scotland international,” AC Milan cult hero Jordan told the Daily Record. “Definitely with the challenge he has taken on by going to Italy. There are talented players out there but the difficulty for them – especially in England – is getting game time. If you don’t play, as is happening to the top English players at big clubs, they have to go and find somewhere and prove to the coach of the national team they can do it.

“And unless you are playing regularly and under pressure and handling it I can’t see how you can improve as a player. Liam has definitely taken the right route. It’s not an easy route but it’s the right one.”

Henderson has been capped up to Scotland Under-21 level and has won all three major domestic honours in Scotland.

After coming off the bench in Celtic’s League Cup final win over Dundee United in 2015, he set up the second and third goals in Hibs’ Scottish Cup final defeat of Rangers the following year, and then claimed a Scottish Premiership winners’ medal with the Bhoys in 2017 (BBC Sport).

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