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Jordan Henderson Named English Player of the Year

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The Liverpool captain beat Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane to the honour.

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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson added a personal honour today to the Champions League, UEFA Supercup, and FIFA Club World Cup trophies he has lifted over the past 12 months by being named English player of the year.

The 29-year-old beat out Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Tottenham’s Harry Kane for the prize, handed out by BT Sport. In addition to his club achievements, Henderson helped England secure a place at Euro 2020 over the past year.

Meanwhile, England and Lyon star Lucy Bronze was named women’s player of the year after a stellar 12 months for both club and country for the 28-year-old right back. Bronze beat out Ellen White and Beth Mean to women’s honours.

“Very honoured and humbled to be named BT England Player of the Year,” Henderson said of the award. “Even more so considering just how strong the England set-up is. Thank you to everyone who voted and congratulations to fellow winner Lucy Bronze.”

Henderson and the Reds are back in action on Sunday afternoon with a late kickoff against rivals Manchester United from Anfield.