The Liverpool FC captain took the armband for his country as he helped the Three Lions to claim a 1-0 win over the Netherlands in their friendly clash on Friday night in Amsterdam.
Henderson has been a regular fixture in the Liverpool FC first team this season to help Jurgen Klopp’s men up into third place in the Premier League table.
Arsenal legend Dixon is clearly a big fan of the former Sunderland midfielder and feels that some of the criticism that has been aimed his way in recent months has been unfair.
Speaking to ITV Sport on Friday night, Dixon said: “Jordan Henderson gets a lot of criticism for me, I think he’s number one on the plane.
“He just plays that position, he’s captain, and he will lead by example tonight. That’s all you can ask.”
Henderson has made 21 Premier League appearances for Liverpool FC so far this season, scoring one goal and making one assist in the top flight.
The 27-year-old will be expecting to start for Liverpool FC when the Reds return to Premier League action after the international break with a trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Liverpool FC are currently in third place in the Premier League table as they seek Champions League qualification for the second season running under Klopp.
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