Skipper can play until he’s 43 says Liverpool ace

Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)Jordan Henderson has backed Liverpool team-mate and captain Steven Gerrard to continue his career for another 10 years.

The Reds skipper is now 33, but remains a key cog in the club’s first-team and a talismanic presence on and off the pitch.

Gerrard reached a landmark 100 Premier League goals during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle as he converted a penalty kick after Luis Suarez was felled in the area by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

Although he is entering the twilight years of a glittering career, Henderson believes that his fellow midfielder still has plenty of miles left in the tank.

“I look at him and think he must be my age, he is up and down that pitch all day long. The way he’s playing, he’s still got another 10 years ahead of him,” Henderson told the Daily Star.

“He’s got so much football left because he’s so fit. But that’s just because he has done things right all his life.

“He looks after his body and is always in the gym after training. You can see the benefits now.”

Gerrard suffered with injury problems earlier in his career, but due, in part, to a special training regime initiated by Brendan Rodgers he has maintained a good level of fitness over the course of the last 18 months.

Henderson has been tipped to succeed the England skipper by some.

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