A TALE has emerged from across the border linking Jordan Henderson with a possible reunion with his former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers at Celtic.

We can dismiss the story as a load of waffle from a newspaper filling some column inches on a quiet news day.

Henderson’s dream cash-laden move to Saudi Arabia has crashed amid the rubble of realisation after his switch from Anfield in the summer.

That has kicked off a couple of days of speculation and the Daily Mirror, a newspaper who could never be accused of having their finger on the pulse so far as football in Scotland is concerned, has jumped aboard the transfer merry-go-round with a yarn that is both inaccurate and insulting.

A ROUND OF APPLAUSE…Brendan Rodgers and Jordan Henderson acknowledge the fans in Dublin after Celtic’s 1-0 friendly win over Liverpool in the summer of 2013.

Their scribe has offered this patronising drivel: “Brendan Rodgers worked alongside Henderson during his tenure as Liverpool manager. And the Northern Irishman could be eager for a reunion as he tries to add a top-quality midfielder in January.

“Like the Sunderland option, would Henderson want to move to the Scottish Premiership?

“There were questions raised about the profile and standard of the Saudi Pro League when Henderson went over there, so that shouldn’t make too much of a difference if he did receive a proposal from Celtic.”

Gee, thanks, for those observations, man in the know from another country.

Quick question: Why on earth would Celtic want to sign a player who will be 34 by the time next season comes around?

It’s not as though the champions need a quick fix in the midfield department.

CAPTAIN AND INSPIRATION…Callum McGregor celebrates his superb equaliser in the 3-1 win over St Johnstone in Perth last month.

Callum McGregor seems to be coping admirably while Matt O’Riley has emerged as a genuine talent. On-loan Paulo Bernardo, still only 21, has suddenly roused himself to show his potential.

And then we have Reo Hatate, currently with Japan for the Asian Cup, coming back from injury and, hopefully, raring to go for the second half of the campaign.

The Hoops also invested £2.25m million in Odin Holm, from Valerenga, in the summer while the versatile Tomoki Iwata is also ready, willing and able to strut his stuff in the team’s engine room.

We can’t forget David Turnbull, either, but as the clock ticks down on his contract it is looking increasingly unlikely he will be at Parkhead much beyond the completion of the current campaign.

We ask again: Jordan Henderson for Celtic? Why?

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