Former Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson has miracullously won promotion with Hellas Verona to Serie A.

The Scotsman’s team were trailing two nil in the first leg of their play-off against Cittadella.

Thanks to some late heroics, the Serie B side scored the three goals to take them up.

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Henderson continues to add to his impressive achievements at such a young age.

Liam Henderson will play Serie A football

Even by his own admission, it was a gamble to go to ply his trade in Italy.

Liam Henderson playing with Celtic in 2015/16. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

He went to financial strugglers Bari before signing for Verona last summer.


His new side are a flip-flop side between the first and second tiers of Italian football and were aiming again for Seria A glory.

Henderson helped the yellow and blues to the play-off spot, beating Perugia in the first round.

It got tougher in the second as Verona narrowly defeated Pescara.


It’s yesterday’s result that matters most as in the final round Verona beat a two goal deficit.

Cittadella were below Verona in the league table but managed to get the job done at home last Thursday.

Liam Henderson celebrating Scottish Cup win against Rangers. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Their opponents lost their heads, going down to nine men before the game played out.

Celtic giving away too much talent?

Henderson’s achievements at such a young age continue to grow.

He’s won Norwegian league and cup medals, the Scottish Premiership and Scottish Cup and League Cup honours and finally promotion to Serie A.

At Celtic Henderson was a bit part player mostly due to the bloated midfield.

Liam Henderson and fellow midfielder Nir Bitton. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Letting him go to Italy could be a mistake similar to the one of Champions League winner Andy Robertson.

A few players are having fantastic seasons and blossoming since leaving The Hoops.

Neil Lennon and co must ensure that more potential top stars don’t drop through the net.

We’ve just lost a promising Serie A player in the space of a year.

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