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9th Jul, 2016 | 7:59pm

Celtic academy graduate: This is how Rodgers is different to Deila

By Dominic Toner

Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson revealed that new boss Brendan Rodgers has introduced a huge variety to training sessions.

The former Liverpool boss was announced as the new manager in May and has already begun marking his style on the club.

Henderson has explained how Rodgers’ methods differ to his predecessor Ronny Deila, who was axed in May.

He told Celtic TV: “There are different ideas but these are ideas that myself and all the boys are enjoying and the training has been something different every day.

“It’s been great to get here in the sun and although training has been hard, which you expect in pre-season, it’s been really enjoyable at the same time and I’m looking forward to the qualifiers next week.”

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The 20-year-old spent much of last season on-loan at Hibernian and returned to the club for pre-season under boss Rodgers. Henderson is a product of Celtic’s academy and has featured commonly in the Scotland youth teams in his international career.

The Scottish giants have already added forwards Moussa Dembele and PJ Crossan to their squad, as they prepare for the defence of their Scottish Premiership.

Before that they must come through European qualifiers for the Champions League, with their first-leg against Gibraltar side Lincoln Red Imps next week.

Rodgers’ managerial career has seen him manage Watford and Reading, as well as clinching Swansea City promotion to the Premier League and guiding Liverpool to a second-placed finish in the 2013-14 Premier League season.

He is expected to face a tough first season in Scottish football, with newly-promoted side Rangers expected to provide a tough challenge.

In other Celtic news, their forward has claimed his telepathic understanding with team-mate will take team to team to new heights.