Burnley manager Sean Dyche raved about the way Jordan Henderson played against Tottenham on Saturday, guiding his side to a Champions League title.
“The unsung hero for me, it was an awkward game tonight for different reasons, but Jordan Henderson done all the ugly stuff,” Dyche told to BBC Radio 5 Live (01/06/2019 at 10:05 pm). “He has done all the hard work. He has done all the hard yards for what it takes to make a real team.
“He knows he has quality around him. He knows they have quality on transition, but he has found a way to be the glue that holds it together, particularly on this run-in to this game. I think he has been excellent. But for things that managers love, not always that fans admire.”
Jordan Henderson turned in a captain’s performance and it has been typical of the way he has gone about his game while at Liverpool.
He was never going to fill Steven Gerrard’s boots in terms of scoring goals, making assists and inspiring his teammates to trophy after trophy.
He does, however, let his teammates take all the credit for their brilliance on the ball and provides them with the stable foundation from which they can attack, score and thrill Liverpool fans.
When Henderson lifted the trophy and celebrated, you could see just how special that moment was for him.
He was told in 2012 that he could leave the club and instead he stayed and proved himself to three different managers and became captain.
Now, he has achieved what many thought impossible by lifting the Champions League trophy.