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Jordan Henderson took over from the legendar Steven Gerrard as captain of Liverpool a few years back.

However, Hendo has often come under intense criticism for not being of the same technical class as his predecessors. However, Gerrard feels Henderson should be valued more because of his attitude and commitment, something that defines every captain of Liverpool.

“[I felt] proud that Liverpool were back at the top of European football and especially proud of Jordan because I know how hard he works,” Gerrard wrote in a column for The Times.

“I know the sacrifices he has made, the pressure and scrutiny he has been under.

“If I had to name someone I regarded as the ultimate professional, Jordan would be right at the top of the list. He is immaculate in the way he lives his life.

“Some people don’t see the stuff behind the scenes, the gym work, the way he eats, but he is someone who is an incredible role model.”

“Scrutiny will always be there whether you are a player, a coach or a manager,” he said.

“Jordan has had his fair share, but he handles it well and the best thing to do is let your football do the talking.

“That is what he has done. That is what he will continue to do.”

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