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Thierry Henry has stated that he is a ‘massive fan’ of Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, as he told Amazon Prime. 

The Premier League legend stated that Henderson is a player that ‘a lot of people don’t mention’ when talking about Liverpool.

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On Wednesday, the hard-hitting midfielder scored and assisted as Liverpool blew away their rivals in the Merseyside derby. 

From a struggling £20 million transfer ten years ago (BBC Sport) to now rightly being the man that lifted the Premier League and Champions League trophy for the Reds. 

It has been some journey for Henderson and one that now sees his name written into the legendary books at Anfield. 

Whilst Henderson is a name that isn’t mentioned first when talking about Liverpool, Henry made it clear that when he talks to young kids about the game, the England man is someone he references. 

“There is something I want to say about Henderson,” said Henry. “He reminds me of Gareth Barry or a James Milner. 

“I remember when he started. I didn’t think that he would be the player that he is. He’s not a guy you mention first when you talk about Liverpool. 

“But I do and I do with some young kids because you all can’t be Mo Salah. You all can’t be Messi. But if you work hard, work ethic, your mind is in it and you are professional, then you can become Henderson. 

“You can become the guy that lifts the trophy that Liverpool was waiting for a long time. The Premier League trophy. He was the guy. Liverpool winning the Champions League, he was lifting it. 

“I know a lot of people won’t mention him. But this is the type of guy that you can try to copy – I am a massive fan of him.” 

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Whilst the sheer hard work, drive and leadership qualities Henderson has in his game gets a mention, he has unreal quality with the ball.

The speed in which he moves the ball in midfield, the ability he has to switch flanks and constantly feed forward passes to Liverpool’s free-scoring front three is incredible. 

Then it’s his ability without the ball, the aggression in which he presses, senses danger and ensures Liverpool are in the faces of their opponents. 

Henderson does epitomise his manager Jurgen Klopp out on the pitch.

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