“He always seems to be playing every week”

Former Liverpool winger Stewart Downing has praised current club captain Jordan Henderson for his attitude and tenacity.

Downing and Henderson both joined the Reds in 2011 from Aston Villa and Sunderland, respectively. The former left Anfield two years later to join West Ham United. Meanwhile, Henderson became club captain in 2015 following the departure of Steven Gerrard and has won five major trophies since.

Jordan Henderson: “I feel good, to be honest. I feel ready. I just take it game by game, prepare as best I can to make sure I’m in the best possible shape for the next game and take it from there. #awlive [lfc] https://t.co/ogtOxargMw

Speaking to the club’s official website, LiverpoolFC.com, Downing said of Henderson:

“You have to give him credit for his attitude, stick with it, get better every year and it’s no surprise he left because of his attitude. He played for a few managers, played with a lot different players but he always seems to be playing every week. That’s why the managers rely on him, because of his attitude and ability.”

He added:

“The biggest compliment you can give him is that he plays every week; he has world class players around him and some of them are being left behind, that’s probably the biggest thing I can give him.

Downing is expected to join his former teammates in a charity match between legends Liverpool and legends Barcelona at Anfield on Saturday. The Reds legends are unbeaten in their last three home games. They won against Real Madrid and AC Milan while drawing against Bayern Munich.

Jordan Henderson is looking to achieve a quadruple this season with Liverpool

Henderson has already won a trophy this season, the Carabao Cup. The Reds beat Chelsea on penalties in the final in February.

The Reds are now on track to complete a potential quadruple this season. They sit second in the Premier League, just one point behind leaders Manchester City. They will face City in what could be a title decider on April 10 at the Etihad Stadium.

They will also face Cityzens in the FA Cup semi-final on April 16.

In addition to domestic competitions, Liverpool have also reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League. They will face Benfica in a home-and-away game and are favorites to comfortably reach the semi-finals.

It could be a big season for the Reds as they could become the first English side to achieve a four-fold. They return to action after the current international break to face Watford at Anfield in the Premier League on April 2.

Edited by Sankalp Srivastava

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