Midfielder leaps to the defence of his manager Brendan Rodgers.
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has jumped to the defence of his besieged manager Brendan Rodgers, with the Daily Star reporting that the England star has described his boss as “one of the best in the world”, despite a nightmare week in which the club were knocked out of the Champions League by Swiss outfit FC Basel.
Speculation surrounding the short term future of Rodgers as Liverpool manager has increased following the club’s exit from the Champions League – although his players could alleviate plenty of that with a positive result against bitter rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Henderson is one of the players at Anfield who predates Rodgers’ arrival at the club, but there is no doubt that the former Sunderland man’s game has improved tenfold since the former Swansea City and Watford manager’s arrival, with Henderson becoming a fully fledged England international star in that time.
It should be no surprise, then, that Henderson has jumped to the defence of his manager and insisted that it is the players who must take the brunt of the flack for the side’s dreadful start to the season – although describing Rodgers as one of the best in the world is perhaps somewhat hyperbolic:
“We tend not to look at the press or anything like that but we’ve got full confidence in the manager because he’s one of the best in the world.”
“For me, he’s got everything. The situation this season is not down to the manager, it’s down to the players.”