“it has been a joke” – Watch Ex-Arsenal star reacts as Thiago makes strong and interesting claim about Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson
In support of Thiago Alcantara’s assertion that Jordan Henderson is one of the best midfielders he has ever played alongside, former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has endorsed the Liverpool midfielder’s remarks.
Thiago gave his Reds captain high praise in the documentary “Jordan Henderson is Never Done” (via Goal):
“He brings to us this intensity that the team needs at some points of the game. He’s intense the whole game. He’s one of the best midfield players I’ve played with in my life.”
The Spaniard, who has previously teamed up with players like Toni Kroos, Xavi, and Andreas Iniesta, is expressing high admiration.
Thiago’s assessment of Henderson has received support from Kevin Campbell, who highlights the captain of the Liverpool’s consistency.
The former Arsenal striker told Football Insider:
“Thiago sees and respects what Henderson does on and off the pitch. He realises just how big a player he is for the football club and the team.
“That is why he is like, ‘Wow. This guy is really good.’ That is why he has said it.”
Since moving to the Reds from Sunderland in 2011 for £16.2 million, Henderson has become a fixture. Campbell kept praising the 32-year-old, adding:
“I’m sure he genuinely is one of the best players he has played with. It is about influence. It is about the team. Jordan Henderson has been so consistent for Liverpool, it has been a joke.”
“Thiago is not wrong when he says that he (Henderson) is one of the best midfielders he has played with. He is not giving us the pecking order though!”
During his career at Anfield, Henderson has played in 449 games in all competitions, tallying 33 goals and 58 assists.
He has won the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup, and two League Cups during his ten years at Merseyside.