The rise of Jordan Henderson

Jordan Henderson Celebration

If you asked any Liverpool fan some 2 years ago whether Jordan Henderson had what it takes to make the cut at Liverpool, a fair majority of them would have answered no.

Aged 24, Henderson is now one of the first names on the team-sheet. And it is by no coincidence, he is consistently working hard. Since given the option to join Fulham by Brendan Rodgers in August 2012, Jordan has knuckled down showing true grit and determination and earned his place in the team.

Not only has his hard work been a recognised by the fans but also by his manager who named Henderson as Liverpool’s Vice Captain, succeeding Daniel Agger following his return to Brondby. Rodgers described the midfielder as the “moral compass of the group” and backed him to be at Liverpool for many years.

On many occasions we have heard how Henderson is the consummate professional dedicating his life to his sport, putting extra hours in at the gym or on the training field. He is a natural leader, a player that would do anything for the team and one who sets an example. For that reason I can think of no better choice for the Vice-Captaincy and I applaud Rodgers for making the right decision.


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