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Liam Henderson: Now's The Time?

St Johnstone v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Henderson celebrates his goal vs St Johnstone
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One of the recent aspects of Celtic's record breaking run which needs to be discussed is the sudden emergence of Liam Henderson as a vital part of the team. In the last three games he has contributed significantly, and now is the time he could finally get a run in the team.

He started his Celtic career with a bang, scoring in the title clinching victory at Firhill in 2014, but was unable to hold down a place in the team, and ended up on loan at Hibs, where he played a part in them winning the Scottish Cup.

However, despite being still only 20, it seemed until recently that Henderson wouldn't have much of a future at Celtic Park, and it had been mooted that he could perhaps make a return to Hibs. But recent injuries in the midfield and Celtic's schedule of games have lead to Henderson getting game time, and he has grasped the opportunity.

Firstly, in the recent 4-0 win over Hearts he set up two of the goals with some deft passes to Kieran Tierney, then in Sunday's 5-2 win over St Johnstone he scored a fine opening goal, and turned in a good performance, only going off when he started to tire, understandable when you factor in his lack of minutes.

I would hope that Brendan Rodgers gives him another start in the game vs Inverness on Saturday, he can provide the kind of midfield guile that we have been missing in Tom Rogic's absence.

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