LIAM HENDERSON brought down the curtain on his season-long loan deal at Hibs by helping the Edinburgh side win their first Scottish Cup in 114 years.
Now the midfielder can’t wait to pick up his career at Celtic – especially with the appointment of Brendan Rodgers as Ronny Deila’s replacement.
Henderson is already intrigued at the speculation Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard might be joining his ex-Anfield gaffer at the Hoops.
He admitted: “Steven Gerrard was my hero growing up. To see that Celtic are talking about players such as that at the club is just sensational.gerrard-book

“I think when you have a guy such as Brendan Rodgers as the manager who has worked with world-class talents, all the big names in the game, then you know that someone of that stature is going to be able to attract that kind of calibre of player to the club.

“I think it is an amazing appointment. I am extremely excited to go back to the club. He has worked with my hero, Gerrard and I just think he is a manager who will love getting out and working with players on the training ground and trying to make them better.

“I hope I can go back, keep my head down and work hard.”

The 20-year-old playmaker added: “Obviously, there will be loads of players linked with the club this summer. But I think it shows the kind of player the club are looking at.

“I don’t feel that it makes it harder for young players to break through. I would look at it the opposite way and think that it would be an opportunity, a great opportunity, for young players like myself to learn so much.2873

“Guys who have been over the course and who have done it at the highest level have so much to teach you and I think I could learn an awful lot from them.

“I have always felt that I was ready to play for Celtic. I have never doubted my own ability. Neil Lennon put his trust in me away back when I was first coming through and I have never really thought that I wouldn’t make it at Celtic.

“Alan Stubbs has been amazing with me, too. He has played me every week and given me a lot of responsibility. I feel as though I am going back to Celtic a better player. Going out and performing every week has helped me to mature a bit as a player and, hopefully, I can go and show that now.

“It is going to be a big season for Celtic I am sure and I want to go now and prove that I am good enough to be a part of it.”

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