Adam Lallana says one Liverpool ace won’t be truly appreciated until he’s gone
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Adam Lallana says one Liverpool ace won’t be truly appreciated until he’s gone

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will not be fully appreciated until he leaves the club, says Adam Lallana.

Lallana of course played alongside Henderson at Anfield and told the Times he still speaks to the Reds skipper on a daily basis.

Lallana came on as a first half substitute in Liverpool’s last Champions League final meeting with Real Madrid, replacing the injured Mo Salah.

Liverpool face Madrid again tonight, with Henderson looking to lift the Champions League for a second time as the club’s captain.

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Lallana has high praise for Henderson

Lallana said: “I see Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson as leaders just as much as James Milner or Jordan Henderson.

“Even though I have been at Brighton for two years, I still speak to Hendo every day.

“I will bounce things off him when I am frustrated and there have been times when he will use me as a sounding board. Even throughout a season that has been close to perfect for Liverpool, it is never plain sailing.

“I have long since come to the conclusion that Hendo will only truly be appreciated when he is no longer there, but I have been trying to encourage him to enjoy what is happening because to be in with a chance of the Quadruple so late in the season is something that is not going to happen again.”

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Henderson has had to prove the doubters wrong time and time again during his Liverpool career and he is still a hugely important part of this side.

He may have to anchor the midfield if Thiago or Fabinho are not fit enough to start but Liverpool have had good news on both men this week.

His energy will be crucial on a night he hopes will end with him lifting the famous old trophy in Paris.

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