Jamie Redknapp has claimed in his Daily Mail column that Jordan Henderson led the way as Liverpool beat Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday.
The Sky Sports pundit was left in awe of the England international following another supreme display from the Red’s skipper that included a beautiful assist for Sadio Mane’s third.
Henderson, 29, delivered another captain’s performance as Liverpool made it 11 wins from 12 to move eight points clear at the top of the league table.
Following the victory, Redknapp couldn’t hide his admiration for the Champions League-winning skipper and has praised Henderson for taking on the huge mantle left by former captain and club legend Steven Gerrard.
“It feels as if the force is with Liverpool and the player I am most pleased for is their captain, Jordan Henderson”, Redknapp said.
“The third goal killed Sunday’s contest and it was a sublime cross from the 29-year-old midfielder, making his 250th Premier League appearance for the Reds, that set it up.
“Henderson made that ball look easy, and it came two weeks after he scored a vital equaliser in their 2-1 win over Tottenham.
“The England midfielder was always going to have difficulty in winning everyone over, because he is not Steven Gerrard. But Liverpool’s current skipper, who led them to victory in the Champions League last season, is performing brilliantly for his team. He answers every question asked of him.”
Henderson has had his critics in the past, but his performances are continuing to prove the doubters wrong. The former Sunderland midfielder has become a huge part of Liverpool’s midfield cog and was instrumental in the European Champion’s dismantling of City.
Now alongside the elite company in European captains, Henderson has established himself as a Liverpool great. His style of play isn’t the most flamboyant or exciting but Klopp holds him in the highest esteem.
A player who wears his heart on his sleeve, Henderson is someone who plays for the badge and means it and that is something that should not be overlooked.