Henderson deserves recognition for his leadership qualities

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has heaped praise on club captain Jordan Henderson for his outstanding form and leadership qualities on and off the pitch this season.

“So much credit has got to be given to Hendo,” Gomez told the official site. “Hopefully within the last few months and seasons he has started to get the recognition he deserves.

“He is an unbelievable person for me. I’m blessed to have had a captain like him over the last five years, he’s just been the most approachable person possible and been such a leader in different ways, on and off the pitch.

“He has taken massive responsibility on in these last few months and it’s been nice in a different way, I think. You see the leader on the pitch, the person that leads by example, but I think off it some of the things he has done and organised have been massive – not just for him, and bigger than this club, it has united organisations, the Premier League. As footballers, it has given us the platform to come across in the right way and do our bit.

“Hendo will hopefully continue to get the recognition he deserves because I think here, among us as a club, we’re so grateful to have him as our leader.”