Kevin Phillips has hailed Jordan Henderson for his achievements this season and insisted the Liverpool captain is now a “legend” at Anfield.
The former Sunderland and Southampton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, pointed to the fact that the 30-year-old has accomplished something Steven Gerrard never did.
Shortly after lifting Liverpool’s first ever Premier League title the centre-midfielder was awarded the Football Writer’s Association Men’s Footballer of the Year award.
Henderson made 40 appearances this season and there was a notable dip in Jurgen Klopp’s side’s performances when he was absent.
Phillips admitted the England international has proved him wrong over the past few seasons.
“He has done something that Stevie G never did,” he told Football Insider.
“He has lifted the Premier League title – a Liverpool legend, without a doubt.
“Early on in his Liverpool career there were doubts and he has completely proved me wrong and an awful lot of others. He has turned into an all round top, top midfielder.
“I know his Dad up in Sunderland so it is great to see a Sunderland boy do so well. Congratulations to him and the rest of the squad.”
In the wake of receiving the FWA award, Henderson said: “As grateful as I am I don’t feel like I can accept this on my own.
“I owe a lot to so many people but none more so than my current team-mates, who have been incredible and deserve this every bit as much as I do.”
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