Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson reveals Steven Gerrard’s ‘massive influence’
Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson hails Reds skipper Steven Gerrard as the perfect role model
Jordan Henderson has lifted the lid on the “massive influence” that Steven Gerrard has had on the Liverpool midfielder’s career.
The England international was appointed as Liverpool vice-captain by Brendan Rodgers earlier this week, capping a brilliant two years under the Northern Irishman.
He has been a massive influence on my career. I look up to him as a person and a player
And Henderson, 24, was quick to praise the role that Gerrard has played in helping the Liverpool midfielder improve at the Merseyside outfit, hailing the skipper as a perfect role model.
“Stevie just said congratulations to me and told me that I had worked hard and deserved it,” Henderson told Liverpool Echo.
“That was a good feeling coming from not only the best leader Liverpool and England have had, but the best player too.
“Stevie is the perfect role model for any player to look up to with the way he conducts himself. I try my best to learn from him every single day.
“This is my fourth season here and he has helped me a lot on and off the pitch.
“He has been a massive influence on my career. I look up to him as a person and a player. I have got no better man to learn from.
“He’s a genuinely nice person and everything he says and does is about the team, not about him.”