Henderson has started to earn widespread praise more recently, but the Liverpool man was often overlooked when discussing Jurgen Klopp’s side’s most important players previously.
Henderson’s role can often go unnoticed, as he does the work which doesn’t grab headlines.
But Saul feels that Henderson is such a vital cog in the Liverpool machine that he deserves more recognition for the role he performs.
“Maybe some people don’t rate Henderson as highly as [Georginio] Wijnaldum, (Naby) Keita or Fabinho but I think he is the one that brings that team together," Saul said.
“Henderson does that so-called dirty work that Gabi [Fernandez] used to do for us, that I have to do, that Koke does. He is an example in so many facets of the game.”
Saul, who has a £125 million release clause built into his contract (AS Sport), will be in direct competition with Henderson tomorrow evening.
Liverpool are due to take on Atleti, in what should be a fiercely competitive Champions League match.
Atleti will likely be happy to sit back and soak up pressure, which could present Liverpool with a challenge, as Klopp’s side love to exploit spaces on the counter attack.
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