Jan Molby says that Jordan Henderson will one day go down as a Liverpool legend after he lifted the Champions League trophy as skipper.
He told the official club website: “At Liverpool Football Club we’re very proud of our history and if you go through all of the great teams, we can all name the great players – but [also] the ones who were there every week, produced every week that, through history, become great players.
“Once Jordan is gone, people will look at the void that he leaves and think, ‘Oh wow’.”
The skipper was signed from Sunderland in 2011 for a reported £20m fee and while things haven’t always been plain sailing for Henderson, he’s never given up.
When he lifted the Champions League trophy in Madrid earlier this month, it was the perfect character arc for a story that has arguably had more downs than ups.
Now, however, he has won all his critics over and is for many, one of the first names on the team sheet and not someone fans want replaced as captain or in the starting XI for next season.
Henderson is by no means the most technically gifted footballer but his drive and passion are things that can’t be replaced. What’s more, he has a greater appreciation than most about what it means to play for Liverpool.
When the 28-year-old hangs up his boots he will certainly go down as a legend.