Jordan Henderson identifies three people who he feels deserve acknowledgment for their role in Liverpool’s Premier League title.
Jurgen Klopp was certainly the catalyst that brought Liverpool to the promised land. But Liverpool club captain Jordan Henderson feels that he must show his appreciation to three figures associated with the club that in his opinion were pivotal in the recent success.
Henderson identifies two club legends and even a former manager, insisting that all had a role even if not directly in what has been achieved this season.
Speaking to the club’s official website he said:
“Firstly, Sir Kenny Dalglish. Kenny is the reason I got the opportunity to play for this amazing club.”
“The gaffer said that Kenny is our ‘soul’ and that is such a great description.”
“To know he is in the stands supporting us – home and away – drives us on as a team.”
“Secondly, is Brendan Rodgers. I think on the outside Brendan probably isn’t given the credit he deserves for the role he played in our journey as a club.”
“But I know on the inside, from people who know and understand, it’s hugely appreciated.”
“When Jurgen says one of the biggest things that attracted him to come to Liverpool in the first place was because it was an outstanding team, in great shape, you realize how important Brendan was.”
“Thirdly, is Steven Gerrard. It’s impossible, to sum up, the importance of Stevie to modern Liverpool and what we are achieving together now.”
“If you speak to every player in our dressing room – from the oldest to the youngest – they’ll all tell you that following in the footsteps of Steven Gerrard was a massive factor in wanting to sign for this club.”
“Again, turning to the gaffer’s words, this Liverpool was ‘built on Stevie’s legs’ and Stevie’s shoulders. He is the benchmark for any player coming to this club today.”
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