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Southgate hails Henderson as a role model for England

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The Liverpool footballer has finished a great club season with the Reds, and now he will focus on the England national team.

According to England national team boss Gareth Southgate, there is a role model to follow: Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson.

“To have a player like Jordan really sets the standard for what we do,” Southgate was quoted by The Chronicle Live.

“How he prepares for training, how he prepares for matches and the way he lives his life in general – he doesn’t just do his role perfectly, he has a positive impact on others to do the same.”

Southgate added: “You can’t have too many of those players as a manager.”

“He has an incredible range of passing, he is intelligent in the way he presses the ball, which is a huge part of the way Liverpool play and he is an excellent crosser of the ball.”

“Henderson is a responsible player: he is tactically aware when another player goes out of position, he covers across,” he continued.

“It’s more than just his personal attributes and work-rate, his technical qualities are important.”

“He was very much in the frame to be England captain heading into the World Cup, but as soon as the decision was made, he was the first to congratulate Harry Kane,” he added.

“He was immense with his leadership throughout the tournament despite not wearing the armband.”

“He has such humility and really great qualities as a person, which makes him such a big part of what we do,” the manager concluded.