This Liverpool side are so successful because they are a team: every man knows his job and performs it without ego, the skipper epitomises this approach more than most. Rio Ferdinand and Peter Crouch have heaped praise on Jordan Henderson.

Rio Ferdinand and Peter Crouch have heaped praise on Jordan Henderson.

Rio Ferdinand and Peter Crouch have heaped praise on Jordan Henderson. (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Reds captain Jordan Henderson has been in the form of his life this season.

The skipper has shown time and time again this campaign that whilst he doesn’t have the most glamorous job in the team he is still as vital as they come.

Most recently we have seen him excell as a defensive midfielder in Fabinho’s absence, the captain has netted two goals and bagged three assists in his last four Premier League games.

His importance to the team hasn’t gone overlooked. Speaking to BT Sport, Rio Ferdinand and Peter Crouch were full of praise for Jordan Henderson.

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Rio told the show:

“I never thought I’d be saying this but, Jordan Henderson [is Liverpool’s most important player]. He’s gone to levels that I don’t think many people would have expected him to get to…his performances [with Fabinho out] went to another level.

He does everything, he passes and he’s scoring goals at times…he leads.”

Peter Crouch chipped in with his own tribute, saying:

“I think when he signed he felt lucky to be at Liverpool, it’s got to the point now where Liverpool are lucky to have him.”

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Our captain, our captain.

Hendo has surprised us all this season with his scintillating form.

Whilst he has slowly been establishing himself as one of the most influential midfielders in the world, recent months have felt as if he has raised his game even more suddenly.

His no fuss, no frills approach has led him to going, for the most part, under the radar when it comes to praise from rival fans and pundits.

It is encouraging to see him finally getting the recognition he deserves, he is as vital as they come in this Liverpool side. Long may he reign.

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