Not yet, Jordan, not yet!
Brendan Rodgers has discouraged the consistent comparisons between club captain Steven Gerrard and his more than impressive stand-in Jordan Henderson…
Speaking ahead of our FA Cup fixture at home to Blackburn at the weekend, where Henderson will continue to wear the armband in Gerrard’s absence through injury – Rodgers reminded the public that the skipper’s understudy has a lot to do before he can be mentioned in the same breath.
“They’re totally different players. Steven’s one of the best players of all-time in the Premier League. There’s no comparison,” Rodgers began…
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“Jordan’s a young guy and a wonderful talent. He’s a different type of player. Steven’s one of the greats.
“You should stop trying to put pressure on a young player such as Jordan Henderson. Because he takes a corner and Steven Gerrard takes a corner, he’s not the new Steven Gerrard.
“Because he shoots from outside the box, he’s not the new Steven Gerrard. He’s Jordan Henderson, and he’s creating his own headlines.
“He’s got a wonderful role model in Steven, but I would ask every player to look at Steven Gerrard, because he’s an incredible professional and an incredible football player.”