Liam Morrison, who just moved to Bayern Munich in the summer, recently gave an interview to the Daily Record. He elaborated on his shock move to Munich, what life was like with coaches including Miroslav Klose, his experiences so far at Bayern and more!
The former Celtic kid described his disbelief at seeing Mirsoslav Klose for the first time. Morrison had grown up watching Klose on TV and was particularly impressed with how much care and effort the World cup record goal scorer affords to his youngsters. Morrison said,
The first time I went into the camp and saw Miroslav Klose I was like ‘wow.’ I was used to watching him at World Cups on the TV and now he was my coach. It’s just incredible when you think what a top level player he was that he now gives his time to younger kids
Morrison again praised Klose and described the passion and desire that the former Bayern striker has for the game:
Miroslav is so passionate about the game. Even when we are scoring goals against the lesser teams in the league he’s still celebrating like mad! You know he’s really enjoying it and that’s the type of coach I like. It’s just a great place for me to learn
The young center-back elaborated on the immense professionalism he’s already experienced at the youth-ranks of Bayern. Furthermore, he talked about the invaluable advice he’s received from his coaches, especially Martin Demichelis and how his experience as a top-level CB will only help to improve himself. The Bayern U17 player said,
It’s an amazing experience for me just to be at the club. It’s a different world out there and so professional. It’s brilliant getting advice of him and all the other coaches too like Demichelis who was an incredible center back. The experience the coaches have of top clubs and the amount of time they put in to help young players like me can only help me so much
After his move from Scotland, Morrison has played for the U17s at the Bayern campus. In addition, he has been delighted at having the opportunity to go to all of Bayern’s home games and experiencing the atmosphere at the Allianz Arena. He said,
I play with the Bayern Under 17s at the moment. It’s a regional league, but we play in the Bayern Campus and the stadium is magnifiicent. We get a good attendance to watch us even at this level. And we get to go to all the home games too so that’s brilliant because the atmosphere in the Bundesliga is magic.
As would be expected at good youth-departments, the training at Bayern and Celtic is fairly similar. However, there is an apparent higher intensity in Munich than in Glasgow with fitness as a big area of work in the Bayern youth squads. Morrison said,
From my experience at Celtic, the training is very similar. Possession, shape, trying to get a balance. But at Bayern the intensity is different - it’s forward, forward, forward, running and being super fit
Talking about adapting to life in Germany, Morrison described how he has coped with moving to a foreign country at such a young age with the help of his teammates. Moreover, he spoke about the toughness of learning German. He said,
I’m taking language lessons obviously. The first month I was doing it a lot, but since the games have started back I’m not quite had the same time. It’s a hard language to learn, but I am learning it
Finally, the youngster outlines his ambitions — to further improve and eventually reach the U19s in the near future, while then moving to the U23s and then the dream that would be the senior team:
Hopefully, by Christmas time I will be up with the 19s and then hopefully I can progress to the Under 23s who are Bayern II, who play in Bundesliga 3. And then the plan is to eventually move into the first team which would be the dream
Morrison appears to be a talented young kid with a bright future ahead of himself. We at BFW wish him all the best and hope he can continue his development and succeed at Bayern.