Captain of Liverpool FC, new Premier League Winners, FIFA Club World Cup winners and Champions League winners, Jordan Henderson is a player who has scaled football’s pinnacles. Vice-captain of England who he helped reach the 2018 World Cup semi-final, Hendo is a colossus for club and country. Possessing an astute understanding of the game, he is the ultimate team player. In a sport increasingly overtaken by 30 second clips on You Tube and celebrity culture, Henderson is the sort of player who makes any team better but one who until now rarely gets the credit he deserves. “If I had to name someone I regard as the ultimate professional, then Jordan would come right at the top of the list. He is selfless, he puts himself at the back of the queue because he looks after everyone else first. He puts Jordan Henderson last” is the verdict of Steven Gerrard, the legend he succeeded as skipper at Anfield but a man whose achievements for both the Reds and the Three Lions Hendo now surpasses.
- Liverpool’s captain and the team’s longest-serving player having been with the club since 2011.
- Liverpool won this season’s Premier League for the first time in 30 years having also won the Champions League the year before with Jordan as captain.
- He lifted the Premier League trophy after the club’s last home match of the season against Chelsea in July.
- Jordan won the Football Writers Association’s Player of the Year Award on Friday, July 24, and is also a favourite to win the LFC and PFA Player of the Year Awards; while his gaffer Jurgen Klopp won the LMA Manager of the Year award.
By Rob Mason
Publication: August 10 2020
Format: 229 x 152mm
ISBN-13: 978 1 78281 7871