Henderson full of praise for Gerrard

24 March 2017 05:24

Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson has spoken about signing for the club from Sunderland in 2011, and the infliuence of the then captain, Steven Gerrard.

"One of the reasons Liverpool was significant to me was because it meant sharing a dressing room with Steven Gerrard," he told the Players Tribune. "He was my favourite England player when I was growing up. He has also been a big influence on my career, first of all from afar and watching him on TV and then even more so when I got to know him properly.

"It was a bit strange at first being around Stevie — he was such a big player for both Liverpool and England. However, he’s the kind of person who makes you feel relaxed pretty quickly. Before long being around him was completely normal, and he was a great person to learn from day to day at the club."

Gerrard passed the captain's armband onto Henderson when he left Anfield in 2015 but, after 18 months at LA Galaxy he is back at the club, earning his coaching badges at the Academy in the hope of one day managing the club, maybe with Henderson still at the helm on the field.

Source: DSG