Henderson seems to be claiming increasing commendation as his career progresses.
Jordan Henderson seems to be winning more and more plaudits at Anfield, this time with his first team coach Mike Marsh showering him with praise.
Henderson has played in a variety of positions for Liverpool this season alone. Though his best position is thought be through the middle of the park, he has occupied both the right midfield slot and right wing-back role this season as manager Brendan Rodgers has looked to find a system suitable for his players.
Marsh praised both Henderson’s versatility and made reference to Henderson’s energy, saying he had ‘more legs’ than the current first team coach during his days as a player.
Marsh told Liverpool’s website: ‘He’s able to play anywhere across the line and he’s played wing-back on occasions. His attitude and enthusiasm for the game is there for all to see.’
The attitude and enthusiasm is perhaps what is endearing Henderson more to the Liverpool faithful. Fans were sceptical of the Englishman after he signed for a reported £16m from Sunderland in the summer of 2011 – wondering whether his talent commanded the fee that was spent on the then 21-year-old.
Ever since his arrival - coupled with a lot of work - his eagerness to chase after everything and close the opposition down has gone down well with a lot of the support since. Fans like someone who gives it their all in every game.
Last season he showed his capability in the final third, this season he is showing his capability out of his erstwhile comfort zone – and how much he has developed from when he was repeatedly played out of his natural position in his first season.
Unfortunately for Henderson, he may lose his place in the side in the immediate future with the return of Glen Johnson from injury.
Every decent side seems to have that one player that will play anywhere, the utility man, maybe Jordan Henderson has become the Mr Reliable for Brendan Rodgers in that he will play in all positions and still be pretty effective.