Liverpool have had some iconic captains down the years. Players who have come to define the club in one way or another, each of them leaving their mark in some way. Steven Gerrard is perhaps our greatest ever but his successor is earning his place up there with the best. Darren Bent has said Jordan Henderson isn’t world class, highlighting just how underrated the skipper is.
Hendo at Liverpool
The Reds signed Jordan Henderson from Sunderland in 2011.
We paid £20m for the North Eastern wonderkid after he burst onto the scene at the Black Cats with his exception crossing ability.
In the first few years of his career at Anfield there were question marks over his future, there were even suggestions that he could’ve gone to Fulham as part of a swap deal for Clint Dempsey.
When he succeeded Steven Gerrard as skipper many questioned the move but he has since proved himself to be more than worthy of the armband.
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The midfielder has guided us to becoming Champions of Everything and for that we’ll be eternally grateful.
Darren Bent on Jordan Henderson
Speaking to talkSPORT, Darren Bent insisted Jordan Henderson isn’t world class, telling the programme:
“You would have him [Henderson] as world-class?
“I wouldn’t have Jordan as world-class. I think there is a little bit of a difference between influential players because that’s certainly what he is.
“He’s a leader for Liverpool, the way he plays, the way he presses, the way he works hard and drives his team on. I think there is a difference between influential and world-class.
“Jordan did fantastic for Liverpool, he’s their captain and their leader, but [comparing him] with Roy Keane? The guy won seven Premier League titles or something crazy like that.”
Hendo still underrated
What is it with these pundits eh?
Hendo has been the heartbeat of a side that has been crowned Champions of Everything.
He hasn’t been dispossessed once in the Premier League once this season – how many other centre midfielders can say that?
He is clearly a world class performer, just watch him for the whole 90 minutes.
The skipper is always getting us out of trouble with his quick thinking, his passing range and his aggression.
If Jordan Henderson isn’t world class then I’d love to know who else isn’t.