Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Oliver Skipp admits he watches videos of Jordan Henderson. The 20-year-old finds the Liverpool captain ‘fascinating’.
Jordan Henderson certainly makes an impression. He’s now a Champions League and Premier League-winning captain, building a reputation as a fantastic leader.
Liverpool have seen just how important that is over the last few years. There’s a notable difference when Henderson isn’t there, for instance.
The stats back that up, too. Henderson only lost one Premier League game last season. In fact, when playing in midfield, the captain has only lost once in the league in over a year now.
He boosts everyone around him, raises Liverpool a level and does it largely through leadership. But it’s not only the Reds who notice that anymore.
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Tottenham Hotspur’s Oliver Skipp – on loan at Norwich City this season – spoke about Henderson on Tuesday. He’s determined to pick up the 30-year-old’s traits for himself.
“You see, on the pitch, the vocal demanding, positive attitude,” said Skipp, per the Evening Standard. “I was watching it – because sometimes Liverpool release a clip of where you can actually hear the players – and you just listen to Henderson throughout the game driving that team on.
“I just found that fascinating, just watching him, and definitely something with the experience that you gain, I can add to my game for sure.”
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Honestly, it’s just fantastic to see Henderson finally getting the respect he deserves. It wasn’t long ago that people would argue against his inclusion in the England team.
But right now, there are very few players as vital as him playing in the Premier League. He’s fantastic with and without the ball, both mentally and physically.
Liverpool are lucky to have a player like that. Henderson won’t just be an inspiration to outside talent, of course – he’s one the Reds’ own youngsters will aspire to.