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Liverpool: Jordan Henderson has been Klopp’s unsung hero this season

After ultimately missing out on the Premier League title last season, Liverpool are firmly in the race to win it this time around with the Reds currently sitting in fourth place in the league table with 22 points, four behind league leaders Chelsea.

One Liverpool player that has been one of Jurgen Klopp’s key figures this season is midfielder Jordan Henderson.

Across all competitions, Henderson has only missed two of Liverpool’s games, and played more minutes in the league than any other Reds midfielder, highlighting how important he is for Klopp, who previously described him as an “influential” player for the team.

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In the Premier League, Henderson has certainly shown his capabilities in an attacking sense with one goal and two assists under his belt in 10 appearances, racking up an average of 1.1 shots at goal per game and 1.5 key passes per game.

On the other hand, the Englishman has also shown that he can be a useful defensive asset for the Reds as well with an average of 1.5 tackles per game in the league to his name, higher than centre-back Virgil van Dijk who has an average 1.3 tackles per game for this campaign.

Despite picking up their first league defeat of the season before the current international break with a 3-2 loss against West Ham United at The London Stadium, Henderson still managed to earn himself an overall match rating of 7.5/10, making him the second-highest rated Liverpool player that started the match behind Trent Alexander-Arnold according to SofaScore.

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Given how Henderson put pen to paper on a new four-year deal at the Merseyside club over the summer, it’s safe to say Klopp and the Liverpool fans will be happy he did given how important he’s been for them this season.

Moving forward, if Henderson can keep delivering the same sort of consistent performances that he has been so far throughout the rest of the season, adding some more goals and assists under his belt and being solid defensively, the Reds captain will give his side a great chance of securing the league title this season.

Beyond that, Henderson will then have the remainder of his contract to try and keep his side successful, not just domestically but in Europe as well, before potentially leaving the club at the end of his deal.

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