Liel Abada talks up Celtic supporters in his homeland; reveals dream to play for Liverpool

By John McGinley

October 6, 2021

Liel Abada has been talking to Israeli TV station Sport 5 about his start at the Hoops and his feelings about joining Celtic.

And it appears the Israeli international is another person happy to wax lyrical about the power of the Celtic support.

After Jota’s blown away reaction to the scenes at Pittodrie, Abada has explained in his homeland that he can barely put into words what the experience of Celtic Park is like.

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The winger told Sport 5: “I remember arriving at a restaurant and I was shown the contract. I grabbed my head. I knew my dream was coming true.

“Anyone who hasn’t been to Celtic Park does not understand what an atmosphere is. You do not understand what a shiver it gives. My song too, and when they sing You’ll Never Walk Alone. It’s hard for me to even explain in words.”

Meanwhile, Abada has also been talking up his long-term career plans, sharing that he has a dream to play in the English Premier League one day, specifically with Liverpool.

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The new Celtic signing said, as quoted by Sport 5: “My dream was and remains to play in England, in one of the teams in the Premier League.

“The biggest dream is Liverpool, but I have to keep working hard at Celtic to prove myself and take it step by step. Should Mo Salah worry? From me? No! He is a super player.”

That’s all quite far away down the line for now. Despite that career goal, he remains fully focused on Celtic and the challenges ahead after the international break.

With six goals and four assists already this season, he’s certainly making an impact. But he still looks raw in other aspects of his game and can definitely improve further.

It’ll be exciting to see what progress he can make in a Celtic shirt.

In other news, 17-goal Maeda will surely be one of the players on Celtic’s January Japan radar.

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