Ex-Celtic kid Liam Morrison has lofty ambitions of becoming the best defender in the world - and he hopes moving to Bayern Munich can help him realise his dream.

Morrison, 16, left Parkhead last week for the big-time in the German Bundesliga and has already outlined exactly where he wants to go in future.

Having watched the likes of Virgil Van Dijk shine at the Hoops, Morrison admits he has done everything in his power to learn from the Dutchman.

Celtic youngster Liam Morrison completes move to German giants Bayern Munich

And he's desperate to follow in his footsteps and become the world's greatest centre-half.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Morrison said: "The final goal for me is to be the best defender in the world.

"That is the ultimate goal.

"How I get there is by constantly trying to make myself a better player.

"Playing alongside great players can only help me in that respect.

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"I take inspiration from Virgil van Dijk. 

"He has been unbelievable since moving to Liverpool and you could see even when he was at Celtic what a great player he was.

"It needs so much hard work and I know I have a long way to go to get to where I want to be. 

"I have to keep my feet on the ground and stay grounded and work hard."