Anfield is buzzing after rising
star Jordan Henderson joined Kenny Dalglish’s glittering entourage. England
Whilst the case for an over inflated fee is debated, King Kenny has paid for raw ability and potential. Together with Steve Clarke’s coaching acumen this looks like a typical round pegs for round holes transfer by Dalglish.
King Kenny has seen something in the former Stadium of Light star and I believe he could be
Liverpool’s short term answer to Jack Wilshere and long term replacement for Steven Gerrard. As a Liverpool fan if it’s good enough for Kenny it’s good enough for me.
Here I have compiled some facts about the latest red recruit....
Henderson joined Sunderland at the age of seven.
• A teenaged
Henderson was educated at before joining the Black Cats. Farringdon Community Sports College
• During a loan spell at
Coventry in 2009, fractured the fifth metatarsal in his foot. Henderson
’s potential was spotted early by a man who knows a few things about midfield play. Roy Keane gave the Mackem his football debut. Henderson
Henderson began to emerge as a rising young talent after briefly replacing the absent Lee Cattermole in the Sunderland engine room.
Henderson scored his first goal against during a League Cup tie in 2009–10. A maiden Premier League strike against Blackburn Rovers came soon after. Birmingham City
• Recognition from his peers led to
being voted the young player of the year in 2009/10. Henderson
• The new Kop star’s brace against
Wigan in April helped end a barren run of nine winless games for Steve Bruce’s side.
• This year FIFA listed
Henderson amongst its 13 players to watch list, adding: Composed, athletic and powerful, Henderson has been hailed as “the best young British footballer there is” by his Sunderland manager, Steve Bruce.
• Fabio Capello also recognised the midfielder’s talent by handing him a first senior
England cap in November, while Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed a public interest in prising from his hometown team.” Amongst the list were Youssef Al Arabi, Romelu Lukaku, David De Gea, and Erik Lamela. Henderson
does not drink, smoke and shies away from the stereotypically overbearing footballers lifestyle. He has admitted to being ‘a bit boring’ Henderson
• The choice tipple for
Liverpool’s £20 million starlet is J20.
• Liverpool secured the signature of the rising star of the North East, after beating off periodic interest from Manchester United, Arsenal,
Chelsea, and . Man City
’s football hero is Ryan Giggs. Henderson