Jordan Henderson is developing into a real leader for Liverpool, both on the pitch and off.
During matches, he sits deep in midfield, controlling proceedings with his passing and energy, while his presence as the club’s statement is emerging from Steven Gerrard’s shadow.
Following our miserable run of January form, he chaired a players-only meeting, which is rumoured to be the spark that helped us dominate Tottenham at Anfield last time out – which will hopefully turn our fortunes around.
Now, he’s in La Manga with his team-mates and has told the press about his experiences during Jurgen Klopp’s February training camp.
“Everything has gone smoothly so far,” Henderson told the club’s official website. “There was a light session on Thursday morning because we’d had a few days off, so it was to get our legs going again, and then it was a tough session in the afternoon.
“We’re looking forward to the next few days, spending time together as a team properly, training and doing one or two other things as well. It’ll be good for us going into the last part of the season.
“It’s a different environment and you’re with each other non-stop because you’re not going home; you’re with each other 24/7, so I think that’ll only benefit us as a team going into the last part of the season. We can get a lot of work in on the training pitch on what we need to improve on, and everyone is looking forward to it.
“There have been a lot of games, but coming in here the training will still be intense. There is still a lot more from us to come in the last part of the season and we can still show a lot more. Hopefully the sun will help and we’ll be feeling refreshed in the training, so hopefully when we go back home we’re recharged and ready to go.”
Providing he’s fit, Henderson will start every one of our last 13 Premier League matches this term. Hopefully, he’ll have Gini Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana available either side of him, as it’s been those three that have performed best as a unit in 2016/17.
Henderson provides the platform, Wijnaldum the energy and ability to transition our play, and Lallana the creative spark between midfield and attack.