'Unnoticed': Curtis Jones says 'amazing' Liverpool teammate should get more credit
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'Unnoticed': Curtis Jones says 'amazing' Liverpool teammate should get more credit

Curtis Jones believes Jordan Henderson still goes a little ‘unnoticed’ for everything he does at Liverpool. The captain is an integral part of the side.

Curtis Jones signed a new Liverpool contract this week. The Scouser sat down with LFCTV for an interview afterwards, where he was asked about influential players in the dressing room.

The Reds boast a magnificent group of stars, after all. But who would Jones pick out as influential to him?

“Since I’ve been around, it’s been the likes of Mo [Salah], [Roberto] Firmino and Sadio [Mané] at the time that were scoring all the goals and having the ‘headlines’, as you’d say,” said Jones.

“But I feel one that goes a little bit unnoticed, and I wouldn’t say unappreciated, but someone who’s not seen as much is Hendo. In terms of the work he does on the pitch – and off the pitch, as well.

“How he is around here with all the staff and the young players and stuff is amazing. So I’ve learned from that, and he’s kept me humble and on both my feet and grounded.”

Curtis Jones on Jordan Henderson

Henderson will likely get his full credit once he retires from football. Everything he’s achieved at Liverpool, after all, puts him up there with the very best we’ve seen.

Pep Lijnders simply raved about the captain in his recent book, for one. He even ended with the phrase ‘what would Hendo do?’, which is admittedly quite strange but does reflect just how much respect Henderson commands at the club.

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And there’s a good reason for that. Henderson has been ridiculously influential over the last few years and Liverpool’s worst moments have all come with him out of the side. The captain went on a run of around two years where the only team to beat him in the Premier League when he started in midfield was Manchester City.

In fact, most of the worst defeats in recent years came when Henderson was missing. The 3-0 against Watford, the 7-2 against Aston Villa – even the 4-1 loss at Napoli this season. The midfielder missed them all.

He has been remarkably important under Jurgen Klopp. Jones sees it along with everyone else at Liverpool and it won’t be long before Henderson is heralded as an undoubted club great.

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