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Jordan Henderson is rightfully England’s Player of Year

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Alongside, Lucy Bronze, Henderson was announced as recipient of the respected award, and the Liverpool defender thoroughly deserves the award.

In company of England’s finest, Jordan Henderson edged out Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane for the England’s Player of the Year title. While the award in women’s category was received by Lucy Bronze.

The English men’s football team continued their upwards trajectory this year. Gareth Southgate’s men secured promotion to UEFA Euro 2020 as group leaders. In addition, they finished third in the inaugural UEFA Nations League.

While he has yet to get off the mark for the national team, Henderson ensures the team ticks from his center midfield position. Henderson was ever present in crunch fixtures for the Three Lions, making 7 appearances for them.

Throughout the year, Henderson gave inspirational performances for the national team. He exuded calmness and assuredness to the team. Which was important in the Bulgarian turmoil. England won 0-6 but it was racism that took center stage and the midfielder did well to cope with it.  

Moreover, his leadership skills were evident during their 4-0 win over Bulgaria and 5-0 win over the Czechs. In the latter, Sterling stole the headlines with his hat-trick but it was Henderson’s disciplined performance that allowed it.

England only lost one match in their Euro 2020 qualification journey. Czech Republic triumphed 2-1 but the Liverpool man gave a good account of his abilities. It was his battling performance from the center of the pitch that was the highlight of the fixture.

Triumphs with Liverpool

Henderson’s performances for the national team are akin to his outing for the Reds. The 29-year-old won three titles with Liverpool this year, UEFA Champions League, European Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

And the former Sunderland star can add more silverware before the end of 2019/20 campaign. Liverpool are set to end their long wait for the Premier League title. In addition, they are still contending in the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League.

Jordan Henderson’s battling displays have ensured that results for club and country go their way. Both Gareth Southgate and Jurgen Klopp hold him in high regard. For his years of service, the Player of the Year award is justified to say the least.