Former Liverpool stalwart Jan Molby has praised Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, stating that the midfielder will go down as a Liverpool great.
Henderson has been a part of the club since Sir Kenny Dalglish signed him in 2011. He has so far made 324 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 25 goals. This season Henderson went goalless for most of the season but managed to score Liverpool’s third goal against Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium after assisting the goal which broke Mo Salah’s goal drought.
Henderson has been Liverpool’s captain since 2015 following the departure of Steven Gerrard. He has often received criticism for not having the technical expertise of past Liverpool captains. However, many including Steven Gerrard and Jurgen Klopp hailed Henderson after he captained Liverpool to Champions League gory a few days.
Another person who has praised Henderson lately is Jan Molby. The Danish midfielder who spent more than a decade at Liverpool said that lifting the Champions League for his tireless service to Liverpool over the years. Molby said, “It’s often overlooked how important these people are. But at Liverpool Football Club we’re very proud of our history and if you go through all of the great teams, we can all name the great players – but [also] the ones who were there every week, produced every week that, through history, become great players.
Once Jordan is gone, people will look at the void that he leaves and think, ‘Oh wow’.”
Henderson is definitely the best player in Liverpool based on skill set but the one thing that Henderson has often praised for is his character and Molby feels that Henderson’s character has benefited the team. “It’s much more important now than it ever was,” said Molby. “We never thought about the importance of characters in the dressing room because we felt we had nothing but characters.
He’s never been scared of sort of confronting the criticism he’s had – by that I mean, you go out and play your game.Some people try to change their play, other people buckle under that constant, ‘Can we get somebody better?’
That’s why when I didn’t play, I never knocked on the manager’s door. Because when you’re playing, you know why you’re playing. And when you’re not playing, you know why you’re not playing. The biggest compliment you can have as a player is if the manager keeps on picking you.”