Jordan Henderson: I love the pressure of playing for Liverpool
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson gives an intriguing insight into the pressure of being Reds player
Jordan Henderson is embracing the pressure of playing for Liverpool ahead of Sunday’s trip to Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.
The England international was named as the Reds’s new vice-captain at the start of the season, replacing Daniel Agger.
You have to deal with the pressure in your own way. It’s what you work hard for, to be in the pressure environments like this
The 24-year-old has made a bright start to the season, scoring one goal and making three assists in seven Premier League games.
And Liverpool midfielder Henderson gave an insight into the pressure that comes with representing the 18-time English champions.
“Liverpool is a huge club as everyone knows,” Henderson told Liverpool’s magazine.
“Every single game, the stadiums are sold out. I’ve been on four summer tours to Asia, Australia, and United States.
“The interest is massive. It’s overwhelming really.
“The club has a worldwide reach which few clubs in the world have. You can walk down the street in a city anywhere in the world and there will be someone wearing a Liverpool shirt. All of that means there’s a big responsibility. Everyone is watching you. Nearly all of the Premier League matches are on TV so you aren’t just playing for the people inside the stadium but the people in their homes.
“Everyone has an opinion. Maybe at other clubs the focus isn’t there as much. If you have a bad game once in a while it gets lost and it’s forgotten quickly.
“At Liverpool the pressure is on every moment of every single game. You can’t hide. But I love all of that.
“You have to deal with the pressure in your own way. It’s what you work hard for, to be in the pressure environments like this.”
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