Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson wins Footballer of the Year Award
Liverpool midfielder, Jordan Henderson has won the Football Writers’ Association Men’s Footballer of the Year award.
The 30-year-old midfielder, who captained Liverpool to their first league title in 30 years this season, received more than a quarter of the votes.
“As grateful as I am I don’t feel like I can accept this on my own,” he said.
“I owe a lot to so many people but none more so than my current team-mates, who have been incredible and deserve this every bit as much as I do.”
Liverpool team-mates Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane, Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne and Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford also finished in the top five.
On Wednesday Henderson, who is recovering from a knee injury, received the Premier League trophy from Reds legend Sir Kenny Dalglish at a near-empty Anfield.
“I accept [the award] on behalf of this whole squad, because without them I’m not in a position to be receiving this honour.
These lads have made me a better player – a better leader and a better person.
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