Henderson’s scoring, assisting and leading superbly right now…
Attacking midfielder Adam Lallana is the latest to heap praise on stand-in skipper Jordan Henderson, who’s been especially exceptional during our past two victories, reports the Mirror.
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Henderson scored a long-range stunner to open the scoring versus Manchester City at the weekend, before swerving in a pile-driver against Burnley on Wednesday.
“He’s unbelievable. For me, he has matured as a player over the last two years and kicked on to another level, even with the armband,” Lallana said of his 24-year-old teammate.
What’s more, Lallana reckons that the fact Henderson has captained the side in recent weeks due to Steven Gerrard’s absence through injury has helped his performances.
And the statistics back it up. In the six Premier League matches Henderson’s captained throughout, we’re yet to lose or draw a game.
“I was lucky enough to be captain at Southampton and it does give you that little bit extra,” Lallana continued. “It seems it is doing the same to him as well. It’s great to be playing with such great players – the results are on the up.”
Lallana and Henderson are both expected to start our FA Cup quarterfinal at home to Blackburn on Sunday, while the pair will be equally crucial to our hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four…
We’re two points behind arch-rivals Manchester United right now, but are playing a significantly better brand of football, although Louis van Gaal’s men are picking up an irritating number of scrappy points.
Still, our destiny is in our own hands – as we face the Dutchman’s side at Anfield on March 22. And what an occasion that is set to be…