Mascot Liam hopes to inspire Celtic to further European heroics

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A LUCKY schoolboy was hoping to inspire Celtic to further European glory as the Herald went to press . . . just weeks after playing his part in one of the club’s greatest ever wins.

Last time seven-year-old Liam Heneghan strode out onto the Parkhead pitch alongside his footballing heroes, in November last year, the Hoops triumphed over the mighty Barcelona.

The Hillhead Primary pupil won the chance to be a player mascot in a Facebook competition run by the club.

Last night (Tuesday) he was due to repeat his role as a player mascot at Celtic’s Champions League match against Euro legends Juventus – after winning the competition for a SECOND time.

Dad Colm, who jumped at the chance to accompany Liam to the game, said: “We couldn’t believe it and Liam couldn’t wait to tell all of his friends at school.

“He’ll know what he’s doing this time so will be able to enjoy it more and maybe get a few pictures.”

But Colm refused to jinx the result by seeing his son’s competition win as a good omen.

He said: “We’ll just have to wait and see what happens on Tuesday night. I’ll say no more!”

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