Saltcoats defender Liam Morrison says he is relishing the chance to play with one of the biggest football clubs in Europe.

Speaking in an interview with the BBC, the 18-year-old says two injury set-backs and a language barrier will not stop him having the time of his life.

After leaving Celtic in 2019 to move to Germany, Morrison said it took him a couple of months to properly settle into his new surroundings.

He said: "On my first week I went on a pre-season tour with the older age group.

"I didn't know anyone. I was thinking to myself, 'what have I done here?'. You start to miss your family and your friends, but after a couple months it was normal.

"As a young kid, I always wanted to be at one of the top clubs in Europe.

"When Bayern come in for you, it's hard to look away from that. It's a great opportunity and a great learning curve. If you make it all the way, it's a bonus".

Being brought up surrounded by Ayrshire accents and then the Glaswegian accent, the switch to Bavaria proved difficult for the teen.

He added: "I used to do languages in school.

"I'd do Chinese and be amazing at it, but this language is honestly like rocket science at times.

"I can understand most of it, but speaking it is a whole new challenge."

Just as he was settling into life on and off the pitch, an injury just as the pandemic started set Morrison back.

"I woke up one day and I couldn't walk.

"One of the discs in my back slipped out of place. I was injured for eight months, but during that time Covid hit. We were just trapped in the campus.

"I got back, trained for three or four weeks, then tore my meniscus. I was thinking, 'this couldn't go any worse'. After that, I was due to play my first game back in nine months, but the league got cancelled because of Covid.

"It was about a year since my last game when the league started back up, but I tore my meniscus a second time. I've just come back, but it was a tough time mentally."

His encounters with first-team stars at Bayern Munich have been as difficult as Morrison imagined, but it's something he knows can improve his game, after having a difficult experience.

"I was marking Leroy Sane.

"I had just come back from an injury as well, and he tore me apart. But that's another reason why I wanted to come here - if you are training with the top players, you're only going to get better."