Jamie Carragher: This player is Liverpool’s unsung hero, he is impressing me

Jamie Carragher heaps praise on Jordan Henderson for his strong performances for Liverpool this season

Jamie Carragher has heaped praise on Jordan Henderson for his impressive performances for Liverpool this season.

The Reds captain has been ever-present in Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side this season and has earned plenty of praise for the performances he has produced for the Merseyside outfit.

Henderson helped Liverpool secure a dramatic 1-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park last Monday as Sadio Mane scored the winner deep into stoppage time.

The victory came after Henderson managed to avoid a serious injury following Ross Barkley’s horror challenge in the second half at Goodison Park.

Henderson refused to criticise his England team-mate Barkley for the tackle after the game, and his composure did not go unnoticed by Carragher.

Writing in his column for The Daily Mail, Carragher said: “It’s now 10 games unbeaten against Everton for Liverpool’s captain and you couldn’t fail to see his delight about this latest Merseyside derby success.

“Sadio Mane grabbed the headlines with his injury-time goal — but Henderson’s performance could not go without notice. He ensured his side retained their discipline in the first half when Everton tried to make it a fight and then went on to always pick the right pass when Liverpool started to play.

“The game, of course, could have ended disastrously for Henderson, when he was caught by a poor tackle from Ross Barkley — and it was only natural that he was angry during the closing stages about what had happened. He realised the challenge could have broken his leg.

“But what really impressed me was the way Jordan handled himself after the game, defusing the situation with a brilliant interview. He could easily have got caught up in the emotion and said something rash but he dealt with it calmly.

“When he first became Liverpool captain, things were not so easy and it is not wrong to say he struggled with initial scrutiny but everything about his performance at Goodison Park showed how much he has grown into the role.”

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Henderson will be expecting to feature for Liverpool when the Reds take on Stoke City at Anfield on Boxing Day as they look to keep up pace with Premier League leaders Chelsea.

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