Andrew Robertson Says Liverpool Captain Jordan Henderson Deserves Player Of The Year Award
Andrew Robertson has called for Liverpool teammate Jordan Henderson to win the end of season Player of the Year awards, for his impact on the Reds' soon to be title winning season.
Jurgen Klopp's side have been relentlessly excellent in their hunt for the club's first league title in 30 years and they are now just six wins from being crowned Premier League champions for the first time.
Despite being so good there's arguably been no stand out player but calls for captain Henderson to be given the end of season gongs has been growing, now Robertson has joined those calls. "For me, I think he's the leading candidate [for player of the year]," the left back told Sky Sports.
"At times this season when we've struggled Hendo has been the one that has driven us forward.
"He's the one who has made sure we don't get slack, or he has chipped in with some really important goals or really important assists.
"Maybe his performances at the start of the season went a little bit under the radar, but as the season has progressed he's not really had a bad game.
"You really appreciate him when you train with him every day and in this country he's not been appreciated enough in his character.
"He's getting the recognition he deserves because he is a fantastic player, a fantastic role model and a fantastic captain. He's driven us to three points at times this season when we've struggled."
The 29-year-old has just three goals and four assists to his name this season and isn't usually the kind of player who ends up winning end of season awards, however in the last three years N'Golo Kante and Virgil van Dijk have both won the PFA Player of the Year award.
Henderson has become the favourite to life the trophy this season, to go along with the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Club Cup he's already lifted with his teammates, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah next in the betting.
On Wednesday fans voted who they believed should win the player of the year honour and Van Dijk beat his captain with 37% of those who voted backing the defender to retain his crown.
Former Sunderland man 'Hendo' was next with 19% and Mane and Alexander-Arnold weren't far behind with 18 and 16 percent respectively.
There could be a case where Liverpool players split the vote and someone from outside the team ends up with the personal gong, as happened during Manchester United 1998/99 Treble winning campaign, when Spurs winger David Ginola won the PFA's award.