Ian Wright has praised Jordan Henderson for his role as Liverpool captain and believes he’s done an “unbelievable” job to get them on the cusp of winning a first Premier League title.
The Reds are runaway leaders at the top of the league table within touching distance of the title, albeit the suspension of football due to the outbreak of coronavirus is making them wait longer.
But Jurgen Klopp’s team seem almost certain to go on to win the title if the current season is resumed.
Henderson, 29, was a driving force as the leader that lifted the Champions League trophy last season and he’s stepped into the shoes as captain very comfortably since he was appointed in 2015.
The central midfielder was signed for £20million (BBC) back in 2011 from Sunderland and was the successor to club legend Steven Gerrard as captain.
Pundit Wright was asked to discuss the best ever captain in Premier League history and put Henderson ninth on his list.
“An unbelievable job that he’s about to finish off. He is a great captain Henderson. I feel once he’s won the Premier League and goes on again then he will probably be further up there [for Premier League’s best ever captain],” Wright told the Match of the Day podcast.
Henderson had a huge amount of doubters when he first joined Liverpool, but he’s had a fairytale turnaround at Anfield and not many could have predicted the path he would take.
He is the gel in the centre of the park that demands the respect of some world-class players and is the vocal leader for his manager Klopp on the pitch.
There is no doubt that his form has also improved massively during the past couple of season and he’s underrated as an all-action midfielder.