By Emma Sanders
Leading BT Sport and BBC presenter Matt Smith has claimed Jordan Henderson is starting to become a “top class player” following his display against Crystal Palace.
The Liverpool captain has grown into one of Jurgen Klopp’s most influential players, despite often going about his work without much credit.
However, Smith was full of praise for the England international following the game on Saturday, claiming Henderson often didn’t get the credit he deserves
Others get the headlines. Often rightly. But @JHenderson is quietly becoming a top class player.
— Matt Smith (@msmith850) October 29, 2016
The midfielder has built a formidable partnership with Giorginio Wijnaldum this season after the former Newcastle man joined in the summer.
Henderson has been an ever-present in Klopp’s side, and has started every league game for Liverpool so far this season.
He’s even picked up a goal from a deep-lying midfield role too, scoring in the Reds’ crucial 2-1 victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, picking up the Man of the Match award for a sublime performance.
The 26-year-old assisted Roberto Firmino’s goal against Crystal Palace on Saturday evening too, after already bagging a set-up against Swansea.
Opposing fans often give Henderson plenty of criticism but it is clear he’s valued by managers in the game after he was given the England captain’s armband for their clash against Slovenia earlier this month.
In other Liverpool news, Klopp has admitted he has no clue how to win the Premier League.