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Jordan Henderson labelled a better captain than Steven Gerrard, and Liverpool's 'greatest ever' in the Premier League

Jordan Henderson labelled a better captain than Steven Gerrard, and Liverpool's 'greatest ever' in the Premier League

Former Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has received big praise.

Jordan Henderson has been named as a better captain than Steven Gerrard for Liverpool.

Back in 2015, Henderson was appointed Liverpool captain by then-manager Brendan Rodgers.

The change in captaincy came after Gerrard left the Reds to join Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy.

As captain, Henderson lifted every major trophy available including the Champions League and the club’s first ever Premier League trophy.

Henderson called time on his Liverpool career last summer to join Saudi Professional League side Al Ettifaq, reuniting with Gerrard, who manages the team.

However, the 33-year-old only lasted six months in the Middle East before returning to Europe to sign for Ajax in January.

Henderson has so far only made three appearances for the Dutch club since signing.

Speaking recently to William Hill, via the Daily Mail, former Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood claimed Henderson was a better captain than Gerrard when picking his all-time Liverpool XI.

He said: “Moving onto midfield, Steven Gerrard has to be in there, and I know my next player will cause a bit of a stir but I've got my reasons – Jordan Henderson.

“For me, Henderson is the greatest captain Liverpool have had in the Premier League era. I think he was a better captain than Steven Gerrard because Henderson won the Premier League and the Champions League.”


Sherwood added: “Obviously Stevie was brilliant and they won the Champions League with him too.

“From a captain's perspective, Henderson gives you more than what you see on the pitch and, Stevie might've done that as well, but Jordan is a manager's dream. He'll stick his team in line and push them in the right direction in terms of how to play for Liverpool and what the demands are from the manager.”

During his time with Liverpool, Gerrard won eight major trophies, including the League Cup, FA Cup and the Champions League, but failed to get his hands on a league title.

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Topics: Liverpool, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Premier League, Football