Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has given his verdict on Jordan Henderson. Gerrard signed Jordan Henderson from Liverpool for his side Al Ettifaq this summer. Now, the former England international says what makes Henderson such a good player for his club. The 33-year old is working under his former teammate Gerrard and is doing pretty well in Saudi.
Speaking on Saudi Pro League channels, Gerrard said,
“Myself and Jordan, we have that trust. We played together and he’s a fantastic player still, a fantastic human being. For us, to execute that signing was key and very important and I think a lot of the other signings we made came on the back of Jordan agreeing to come here.
I think he wanted to still play, I think that was the key. He was at Liverpool at the time, he’s had a fantastic career, he’s achieved everything at that club, he’s been a fantastic servant to Liverpool Football Club.
But I think in the previous months, maybe him not being a regular starter in the team, when you get to that age, I’ve been there myself under Brendan Rodgers when, you’re the captain, you play all the games, then all of a sudden you’re on the bench or you’re not getting as many minutes as you’d like, and that’s when you analyse and think about a different challenge.
And when we knew it was a possibility, I wanted to be aggressive and wanted that to be my first signing, because for me it was a no-brainer.
Still a fantastic player, he’s a leader, an on-pitch coach. His standards on how he lives his daily life on and off the pitch is good for our young players to see, watch and learn.”
Henderson has been a legend for Liverpool during his days
Jordan Henderson was a true leader for Liverpool though. It was him leading the club to Champions League and Premier League glory. However, his importance was declining before he left the club. He made only 23 starts for the Reds last season. Liverpool have moved on from Henderson with their new signings in the midfield and they are looking to be back in the title race.
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