Former Scottish international Gary McAllister has praised Liverpool skipper’s Jordan Henderson for his leadership role at the Reds. The legend has hailed the Liverpool captain following the club’s outstanding performances this season.After suffering an injury that saw him miss most of the last season , Henderson has gained back his form and he now plays a crucial role for the team.
Jordan Henderson has been a crucial part of Jürgen Klopp’s midfield setup , as a result, his consistent hard work has earned him a spot in the English national team. The Liverpool central midfielder has also been named captain by new England Coach Gareth Southgate , he will lead the English side on Tuesday evening in a friendly match against Spain. Gary McAllister insists that the 26-year-old deserves everything he has achieved because of the hard work and influence he has displayed in the club.
McAllister told the Liverpool website that Jordan Henderson has always been a consistent performer and a good passer of the ball .He believes that confidence is what separates Jordan Henderson from most central midfielders in the English Premier League. According to the Scottish legend, Henderson is a kind of player that is able to dictate the pace of the game.
McAllister also described the Liverpool captain as a player who is good in pressing , a part of the game that is one of Jürgen Klopp’s tactics.”He’s a player who is looking to get on a ball and get touches “, he said . McAllister also added, ” I think he is becoming very , very influential , Gareth Southgate thinks that as well”.
Liverpool is currently at the top of the premier league table just one point clear of Chelsea after eleven matches. As the international concludes the Reds will visit Southampton on Saturday as the club seek to continue their winning streak.