Jordan Henderson is Steven Gerrard’s long-term successor

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How important is this midfielder to Liverpool?

Date: 20th March 2014 at 7:00pm
Written by Chris Knight

In a season where Liverpool's 'SAS' partnership of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez has grabbed all of the headlines and made an unlikely title challenge possible, it may seem odd to talk up Jordan Henderson's importance in the side. Having scored an impressive 76 goals in just 29 Premier League fixtures, the plaudits are quite rightly going towards the Merseysiders' front pairing. But despite this, the role that Henderson has played in an improved Liverpool side this season has not gone unnoticed by his manager or the Reds' fans. Speaking after the 3-0 humiliation of bitter rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford, Brendan Rodgers spoke directly about the importance of Henderson and midfield partner Joe Allen in the victory. With both players covering 11 kilometres during the game, the Liverpool manager reserved the biggest praise in his post-match interview for the midfield pair, labelling their performances as "exceptional." It's all a far ... Read More


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