Michael Brown admits he hopes Jordan Henderson’s injury setback is not too bad after raving over the Liverpool midfielder’s performances this season.
The former Manchester City and Tottenham midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, says he has been hugely impressed by what he has seen from the England international, heralding his “team first” attitude.
Speaking after the defeat to Atletico Madrid, manager Jurgen Klopp admitted the 29-year-old would have a scan today (Wednesday, 19th February) on a suspected hamstring problem which forced him off in Spain.
Jurgen Klopp confirms he brought Sadio Mane off for fear of a red card rather than any injury.
Jordan Henderson will be assessed tomorrow for a possible hamstring problem.
— Paul Gorst (@ptgorst) February 18, 2020
Brown says that the Sunderland-born star has surely silenced his doubters with his performances this term and that he will be a big miss for Klopp no matter how long he is out.
Brown told Football Insider: “He’s been questioned, Henderson, about what does he bring to the team, what is he about, is he a leader, is he as good as others in the team?
“He’s had a wonderful season, I think what he’s given to the team, I’ve always been impressed when he’s come on, see him contribute, a team player and a great work ethic.
“He was on the receiving end of a couple of challenges last night and that is what happens in the middle of the park, you can get caught and hopefully it’s not too bad because I just love that type of player who is all about the team first.”
Henderson has 34 appearances under his belt already this season, despite sitting out both the club’s League Cup and FA Cup games.
He has missed just one Premier League match for the Reds, with two goals and three assists in his last four top-flight games.
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