‘A gem': Raheem Sterling says £190k-a-week Liverpool player has really impressed him in training
The pair played together at Anfield for four years before Sterling completed a switch to Manchester City in 2015.
Both players were part of the Liverpool side that came close to lifting a Premier League title under Brendan Rodgers.
Henderson has gone on to lift every major club trophy at Anfield, while Sterling has enjoyed a decorated career after his time in Manchester.
Now, Sterling has heaped praise on the £190,000-a-week Henderson for his work ethic in training.
Henderson has impressed Sterling
Speaking on GQ Sports’ YouTube channel, Sterling says Henderson is a player who delivers in the biggest moments.
He said: “A gem. Another leader. He works, works, works so whenever you see someone that gets their praise and some of the stuff he achieves, he deserves every single thing because when they say hard-work, he’s the definition of that for me.
“He always trains like he plays, then delivers in big moments. He leads Liverpool by example, another player I think that we’re lucky to have in the national team.”
The pair have linked up with the England squad ahead of the World Cup in Qatar and are now preparing for the clash against Iran on Monday.
Henderson is likely to be more of a squad player for Gareth Southgate over the next month, after playing a similar role in last year’s Euros.
Sterling will be hoping to keep his place in England’s starting line-up, with Phil Foden, Bukayo Saka and Jack Grealish also fighting for a spot on either wing.
While Henderson may not be a starter in Qatar, he’s a brilliant character to have around this young and talented England side.
The 32-year-old boasts a wealth of experience and has played in the biggest games for Liverpool.
With emerging stars like Jude Bellingham in the squad, it will be helpful for him to have an experienced head like Henderson around the camp.
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