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Harvey Elliott says Liverpool have a player in their ranks who's a 'clone of Steven Gerrard'

Liverpool prodigy Harvey Elliott has waxed lyrical about Reds star Jordan Henderson, describing him as a “Steven Gerrard clone” and “everything you’d want in a captain”.

Henderson joined Liverpool in 2011 from Sunderland and, even though he came under some criticism in his early days, he’s now etched his name in Anfield folklore.

The 30-year-old is closing in on 400 competitive appearances for the Reds, and has captained the club to the Champions League, Premier League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup.

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And Elliott, speaking on the Counter Attack podcast, believes Henderson is an incredibly underrated player and person who deserves more credit.

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“I don’t think anyone appreciates him as much as they should,” said the 18-year-old, on loan at Blackburn. “Henderson is a legend on and off of the pitch, I can’t say enough nice things about him. He’s just a top captain.

“He’s everything you’d want in a captain, he’s a leader on the pitch, he’s a leader off the pitch. He doesn’t do it for a reaction, he does it because he wants to do it, he wants to have an effect on things, he wants to put things in line and show that everyone is on the same page and just bring people up with him.

“Like everyone else, ever since I walked through the door at Liverpool, he greeted me well. He’s always taken me under his wing, he’s always onto me working hard in training, always wanting me to be the best possible version of myself. I can’t say enough about him and enough nice things.

“He’s someone I look up to a lot, obviously him and Steven Gerrard as well, he’s like a clone of Steven Gerrard really, he’s just a legend.”

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Great to hear one of the rising stars of the game pay such homage to a player whose name has gone down in Liverpool history.

Up until a few years ago, Henderson continued to split opinion amongst fans, but he’s one of those players that, when he retires, he’ll leave a big hole in the Reds midfield, and supporters will be reminiscing and recalling how lucky they were to have him.

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