Liverpool have had some iconic skippers down the years. The job of captaining the Reds is not an easy one, it is an incredible responsibility, our current armband wearer had one of the hardest jobs in football when he succeeded Steven Gerrard. In a bold prediction, Jordan Henderson has said that he thinks he has another six or seven years at Liverpool.
Jordan Henderson at Liverpool
Liverpool signed Jordan Brian Henderson from Sunderland in 2011.
The Reds paid the Black Cats £20m for the then 20-year-old midfielder, with Hendo operating on the right of the Sunderland midfield and praised for his crossing ability.
In the early days of his Reds career there was doubt that he would eve become the player we’d hoped he would be.
At a point there was talk of him leaving the club and joining Fulham in a swap deal with Clint Dempsey.
Eventually he proved us all wrong, taking on the captaincy and turning doubters into believers under Jürgen Klopp.
Henderson on when he’ll leave Liverpool
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Jordan Henderson talked about how long he thinks he has left at Liverpool.
The Reds skipper is confident that he can keep performing for years to come:
“I’m just turned 30 and I still feel about 25 physically and I feel as good as I’ve ever felt.
“I’m at a good point in my career in terms of my experience and physically there’s not even a question about anything like that at the moment. I want to try to play as long as possible. I still love the game and I want to play for England and Liverpool as long as I can.
“I’ve always lived my life the right way in terms of doing everything right, eat the right things, sleep right and live my life the best way. So even in the next six or seven years I should hopefully be able to perform at the highest level.”
What RTK has to say
Stay as long as you like, Jord.
The skipper’s place in Liverpool folklore is well secured, his legacy is secured, he is a club legend.
If he can continue to play at this level for another six or seven years then we’re in for a real treat, he could save us millions on signing his replacement.
Fingers crossed he is as durable as he thinks he is.