Liam Burt not bitter following his exit from Celtic

By John Reid

August 21, 2020

Former Celtic youngster Liam Burt has disclosed that he does not hold any resentment towards the club for his release, and can understand why it happened, the Glasgow Times reports.

The midfielder, who is 21, joined the Hoops in the summer of 2019, in a move which was a bit of a surprise as his previous club had been Rangers.

However, he was unable to break into the first-team in a congested midfield area as the Hoops were going for their ninth title in a row hopefully on the way to 1o in a row.

Now Burt, who as reported by the Scottish Sun was released by the Hoops in the summer, has had his say on time at the club.

“It was going to be hard”

“I wasn’t going to Celtic expecting to be first-team right away, I knuckled down but it was going to be hard and it proved that” he said, as quoted by the Glasgow Times.

Liam Burt celebrating for Scotland under 19s (Photo by Deniz Calagan/Bongarts/Getty Images)

“It’s completely understandable that I didn’t play with 10 in a row and so much at stake.”

Burt did admit to a tinge of reject though that the early end to last season ended his chance of making a first-team appearance.

“I’ll never know what might have happened had the league continued, but the virus stopped that. I might have got a wee opportunity” he declared.

Had an interesting career so far

Burt has certainly had an interesting career for a player who is still at the beginning of his career. Few can say that they had a spell at Celtic as a youngster, then moved to Rangers, then returned to Celtic.

Liam Burt in action for Rangers before his second spell with Celtic (Photo by Power Sport Images/Getty Images)

Burt could do a job for a team in the Scottish Premiership, if a side is looking for a midfielder, then they could do no wrong than look at a player who has spent the last few years at Celtic and Rangers.

Burt’s attitude to leaving Celtic could also be attractive to clubs possibly interested in signing him. If he was bitter that could have put clubs off, but as he understands the situation that shows a good attitude.

All at Celtic will no doubt wish Burt well with the rest of his career.

In other news, Celtic icon Henrik Larsson has a new job at Barcelona.