Charlie Adam believes that Jordan Henderson nonetheless has ‘so much to present’ at Anfield because the Liverpool captain approaches the tip of his twelfth season on the membership.
The 32-year-old is by far the longest-serving participant with the Reds, with solely three different members of Jurgen Klopp’s squad having featured for the primary staff previous to the German’s arrival on Merseyside (Transfermarkt).
The Sunderland native has skippered the membership since 2015, having taken over the function from Steven Gerrard, and certainly one of his former teammates believes our quantity 14 received’t be exiting stage left any time quickly.
Talking to The Mirror on behalf of the EFL’s Collectively – Supporting Communities initiative, Adam mentioned: “I feel Jordan has led Liverpool extraordinarily effectively; I feel he’s been an actual chief and captain.
“He’s a lad who’s put every part into his profession. He’s been devoted for numerous years, and he’s been rewarded with such a beautiful profession.
“However I don’t imagine he’s stopping. I feel he’s nonetheless acquired so much [of time] to go and nonetheless acquired so much to present to Liverpool. He’s been magnificent… the longer he stays at Liverpool, the extra success they are going to have.”
Loads of what Adam has mentioned right here is sort of true – Henderson has been an immense stalwart ever since coming to Liverpool in 2011, racking up a mammoth 480 appearances (Transfermarkt).
Having been landed the unenviable activity of changing a membership icon in Gerrard as captain, the 32-year-old has grown into the function, along with his innate management coming to the fore.
It’s not simply on the pitch that this manifests itself both – you solely want to have a look at how he rallied the opposite Premier League skippers into organising a fund for the NHS to help frontline staff throughout the pandemic in 2020.
Adam’s additionally proper to counsel that Henderson might maintain going at Liverpool for a number of extra years, significantly when certainly one of his teammates in James Milner, who’s nonetheless ceaselessly referred to as upon on the age of 37, 5 years older than the Sunderland native.
The Reds have a number of midfielders who’re both set to go away the membership as soon as their contracts expire in the summertime, or kids within the formative stage of their senior careers, so protecting a participant of the quantity 14’s expertise and management appears crucial for the medium-term a minimum of.