James Milner claims Liverpool teammate Jordan Henderson should be appreciated more

Liverpool's English midfielder Jordan Henderson (R) gives the captain's armband to Liverpool's English midfielder James Milner (L) after being substituted during the English Premier League...

The Liverpool midfielder has been in superb form in recent weeks.

Jordan Henderson of Liverpool passes the Captains armband to James Milner as he is substituted during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on...

Liverpool ace James Milner addressed the media yesterday, and offered high words of praise for Jordan Henderson, suggesting that the midfielder is a big influence on Jurgen Klopp's side, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

Henderson has received criticism from some sections of supporters this season, but that seems to be a little unfair.

 

The 28-year-old has been in fine form recently, having been deployed in a more advanced role for Liverpool, and he is showing just how important he is to Klopp's setup.

And when speaking to reporters yesterday, Milner underlined the 50-capped England international's importance to the Reds, suggesting that his teammate has been fantastic lately, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo:

of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood on April 26, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

"We all know how good he is. He's a great leader who has done really well as a No 6. You don't get the headlines there but he performed fantastic. It's great to see him getting more recognition for his recent performances. He's a big influence on the side."

Liverpool have every chance of winning both the Premier League title and the Champions League this season, and if they are going to do just that, they will need the inspirational Henderson to keep performing over the course of the next five weeks.

And Milner certainly seems to have faith that his teammate is well capable of guiding the Reds to silverware this season.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) James Milner and Jordan Henderson of Liverpool share a laugh during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on August 28, 2018 in Liverpool,...

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