Former Celtic youth player takes big step forward at Bayern Munich

By John McGinley

December 4, 2021

Former Celtic defender Liam Morrison has taken a big step forward in his Bayern Munich career after making his debut for Bayern II.

Morrison has been an active part of the German giants’ under-19 side, but the transition to the club’s feeder team is seen as a serious sign of his potential and future at the club.

He came off the bench in a 2-0 win over FV Illertissen and will be keen to win a starting berth over the coming weeks and months.

Morrison was once earmarked for development at Celtic having impressed for the club’s academy sides. He was just 16 when he was included in the first-team squad’s trip to Austria and Switzerland in 2019.

However, his head was soon turned by Bayern, who gave him assurances of a pathway through their teams. They managed to tie him down on a professional contract despite Celtic efforts to keep him in Scotland.

Last year he was named on The Guardian’s Next Gen list as one of the top 60 best young talents in the world. He has since progressed through Scottish youth international sides too.

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It has not all gone his way in Germany with a back injury halting his development. However, he’s now on the right path again and is clearly impressing.

Winger Barry Hepburn, 17, also moved to Bayern from Celtic to join Morrison and continues his development in the club’s U19 side, making appearances in the UEFA Youth League.

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