We ride-or-die Hendo-ites are never surprised when our captain puts in a commanding performance on the pitch, but it’s still nice to see the kind of indelible proof of Henderson’s abilities as we got on Saturday against Southampton. Henderson scored Liverpool’s second goal of the game and assisted on their third and was all around the kind of strong, leader that the team needs when they’re looking to make history.
Off the pitch, Henderson continues to display his leadership skills as well, emphasizing teamwork and perseverance over individual accolades.
“I’m enjoying this season, we’ve put in some really good performances,” he said after the game. “Everybody is enjoying their football but it’s also about the work ethic and giving everything for each other – and that’s the most important thing to me.
”Just give everything you can for your teammates, which we have been doing. If you do that then you get your rewards at the end.
”For us, we just need to continue that, give everything we can right until the end of the season and then see where we are. It’s always nice to get a goal, especially at Anfield of course. But the most important thing was the three points of course.
”The goals are important obviously and we scored some really good goals in the second half. Delighted with the performance in the end, especially in the second half. Some really good goals and we’ve got to be delighted with the three points.”
The Reds now sit a ridiculous 22 points higher than any other team on the table. This looks like it’s shaping up to be a record-making season and these players and this team are on their way to going down in history.