Chelsea great Frank Lampard impressed with Liverpool star Jordan Henderson

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Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is full of praise for Liverpool and England star Jordan Henderson.

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has been singing the praises of Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson.

Over the past couple of seasons or so, England international Henderson has established himself as a key player for the Reds.

Henderson joined Liverpool from Sunderland in the summer of 2011 for a reported transfer fee of £20 million. The 24-year-old did not have a great debut season for the Reds in 2011-12, and many claimed that the Merseyside outfit had overpaid for him.

However, since then, Henderson has taken his game to a new level and was one of the most consistent players for Liverpool in 2013-14.

Playing alongside Steven Gerrard in midfield, the Englishman has made himself a regular for Liverpool and for England, leading Lampard, currently on loan at Manchester City from New York City FC, to shower praise on him.

‘Very impressed’, the former England international midfielder told Sky Sports when asked if he has been impressed with Henderson.

‘The first year at Liverpool was tough for him... I have seen a player with desire, this year more so than last year’.

Henderson is not one of the most gifted of footballers, but his hard work and consistency in midfielder makes him an asset to Liverpool and England.

The former Sunderland star was recently made the vice-captain of Liverpool, and that is a great honour deservedly bestowed upon him.

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