Ray Wilkins warns Man United about Liverpool FC star: He destroys opponents

The former Chelsea midfielder hails Jordan Henderson as Liverpool's "destroyer" ahead of the visit of Manchester United this weekend

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson Photo: The Sport Review

Ray Wilkins has hailed Jordan Henderson as Liverpool’s midfield destroyer ahead of the visit of Manchester United on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds will welcome their bitter rivals to Anfield as the Premier League returns following the international break.

Jurgen Klopp’s side started October with a disappointing 1-1 draw with promoted side Newcastle United at St James’ Park to leave Liverpool seven points behind Manchester United.

The Red Devils are level on points with Premier League leaders Manchester City following a 4-0 win against the division’s basement club Crystal Palace in their final game in September.

Henderson has scored one goal in six appearances in the Premier League this season in what has been a solid start to the campaign from the Liverpool captain.

However, the 26-year-old has received some criticism along with his midfield colleagues Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum for failing to offer sufficient protection to their back four.

But ex-Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Wilkins underlined his admiration for the Reds skipper ahead of the visit of the Red Devils this weekend.

“Every good team has it workers. Henderson does get around the pitch and he destroys the opposition as well,” Wilkins told Sky Sports News.

Henderson moved to Liverpool in a £20m deal from Sunderland in the 2011 summer transfer window under Kenny Dalglish.

The England star was made Liverpool captain following Steven Gerrard’s departure in 2015.

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