Lineker pays Henderson the ultimate compliment for a Liverpool midfielder

Gary Lineker has praised Liverpool star Jordan Henderson following his latest goal.

Anyone who thought Liverpool would not have a say in the Premier League title race this season was proved wrong in emphatic fashion this weekend, as Brendan Rodgers’ side defeated reigning champions Manchester City 2-1 at Anfield.

Jordan Henderson opened the scoring only to see Edin Dzeko equalise for the Blues, but Philippe Coutinho was the hero – and not for the first time this season – as he netted a 25-yard winner.

The Brazilian has been in scintillating form recently, and he is now adding goals to his game, with two in his last two league appearances. But Henderson’s contribution should not be understated.

Following his opening goal, Henderson received praise from Match of the Day host Gary Lineker, who paid him a huge compliment by comparing his goal with those previously scored by Liverpool’s current skipper Steven Gerrard.

Henderson has been tipped to take over the permanent captaincy of the club once Gerrard moves on this summer, and he went the right way to proving he can step into his teammate's shoes when he curled an effort past City's Joe Hart.

Now if he can start doing that on a regular basis, Liverpool may already have found the replacement for one of their greatest ever players.


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