By Kevin Campbell

28th Jun, 2022 | 6:00pm

Liverpool issued verdict by pundit after Thiago Alcantara reveal - 'it's been a joke'

Kevin Campbell has heaped praise on Jordan Henderson after Thiago Alcantara described the Liverpool captain as “one of the best midfielders” he has ever played with.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker said Henderson’s consistency “has been a joke” over the last few seasons.

As quoted by the Liverpool Echo (26 June), Thiago hailed his teammate as “one of the best midfield players I’ve played with in my life” during a Nike documentary celebrating Henderson’s rise.

The pair have spent two seasons together at Anfield.

Thiago has played with the likes of Iniesta, Xabi Alonso and Sergio Busquets in his career.

When asked by Football Insider for his reaction to Thiago’s comments, Campbell said: “Thiago sees and respects what Henderson does on and off the pitch.

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“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.

“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 is one of the best midfielders he has played with.

“He is not giving us the pecking order though!”

In other news, an ex-Uefa official has claimed Liverpool are set for behind-the-scenes showdown talks as an ‘amazing’ claim is issued.