Wayne Rooney claims Jordan Henderson was England’s best World Cup player

(Top L to R) England's defender Kyle Walker, England's defender John Stones, England's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, England's defender Harry Maguire, England's defender Ashley Young,...

Former Everton star Wayne Rooney claims Liverpool's Jordan Henderson was England's best player throughout the World Cup.

England's midfielder Jordan Henderson (L) challenges Croatia's defender Domagoj Vida next to England's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (R) during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football...

England have had an impressive World Cup campaign by every standard, despite losing to Croatia in the semifinals on Wednesday.

The Three Lions play Belgium later today day in the third-place play-off, and manager Gareth Southgate could ring few changes to his starting lineup.

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, Leicester City's centre-back Harry Maguire and Tottenham Hotspur's Kieran Trippier have been the major standout players of the campaign for England, and while it would be hard to choose who the country's best player at the tournament is, Everton legend Wayne Rooney reckons it's Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson.

The former Everton man recently left Goodison Park for MLS side DC United, and has weighed in with his opinion of England's World Cup heroics.

“Jordan Henderson has excelled as Liverpool captain, helping them to the Champions League final," Rooney said, as quoted on ESPN's official YouTube channel (12:45 to 12:55).

TOPSHOT - England's midfielder Jordan Henderson heads the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on...

“And I actually thought he was England’s best player throughout the World Cup.”

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