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Liverpool star Jordan Henderson has proved Ian Wright badly wrong

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Liverpool star Jordan Henderson has proved Ian Wright badly wrong

Back in October, the former Arsenal man thought the midfielder would start to be ‘phased out’ of Jurgen Klopp’s team.

Jordan Henderson is on course to become the first Liverpool captain in history to lift the Premier League trophy above his head.

The 29-year-old is part of a Liverpool team who sit 25 points clear at the summit of the top-flight and when football returns they will almost certainly claim their prize.

Last season he was part of the team who won the Champions League and Henderson has been an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans.

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His form has been impressive and in the process it has made a mockery of some comments from BBC pundit Ian Wright.

Back in October after a win over Tottenham at Anfield, the ex-Arsenal man told the Liverpool Echo that the end could be in sight for Henderson at Liverpool.

He said: “Whatever we say about Jordan Henderson, for him to be pushed out on to that right-hand side and for him to come up with that goal, that is how you win leagues, players like that.

“You can see slowly, that he’s not going to get into that midfield in the future of where Liverpool are going. This could be the first knockings of the ‘phasing out’.”


Since that game, Henderson has got even better and his form at times has been a joy to behold.

It said it all that when the £140,000-a-week ace was recently injured, Liverpool endured their worst week of the season.

Without their influential leader, they were thrashed 3-0 at Watford, lost 2-0 to Chelsea in the FA Cup and were forced to come from behind against both West Ham and Bournemouth.


At 29, Henderson still has life in him just yet and to suggest he will be ‘phased out’ is just madness.

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Klopp clearly rates him highly and the fact his absence was sorely felt by Liverpool recently should speak volumes.

Wright has proved himself as a decent pundit down the years and he played at the highest level with Arsenal.

On this occasion, however, his thoughts on Henderson were badly wrong.

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