Jordan Henderson: Steven Gerrard Still One of the Best Premier League Players

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Anfield star leaps to captain’s defence.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has sprung to the defence of his club captain Steven Gerrard following ongoing criticism directed at the Anfield star.

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“Stevie’s still one of the best players in the Premier League.” Henderson told ITV

“There’s no doubting his quality. A lot of teams have been putting someone to man-mark him, which shows just how good he is. I don’t think he deserves any criticism. He’s been the best player this league’s probably seen in a long time and still is.”

Indeed talk of Gerrard being ‘past his best’ is more than a littler unfair given the plaudits that rang out for the experienced midfielder last term.

Gerrard finished the 2013/14 season as the Premier League’s leading assist maker and racked up 13 goals for good measure so talk of his demise is perhaps a little churlish.

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