Pat Nevin has praised Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson and resembled his work to that of Chelsea Brazilian, Ramires.
Henderson joined the club in the summer of 2011, but failed to settle down and came close to joining Fulham when Brendan Rodgers first took over. However, the England international worked hard and he has justified his first-team inclusion with some fantastic performances this season.
Henderson is seen as the engine in Liverpool’s midfield, however, the Reds will have to do without the former Sunderland player after he was sent off late on against Manchester City on Sunday.
Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin believes Henderson will be a big miss and has sympathy for the midfielder after his dismissal at Anfield.
He said: “I’ve often talked about Ramires a lot at Chelsea. You look at him and think, ‘that’s just weird that you can run that fast for so long’. It’s extraordinary. Henderson is up there and he has really come into it.
“I feel really sorry for him. It was a horrible challenge that he got sent off for. But it wasn’t malicious. It was a stinking touch he took it and he was chasing after it.”
Henderson is set to miss vital games against Norwich, Chelsea and Crystal Palace. He will be available for the last game of the season against Newcastle United.
Jordan Henderson’s red card was the first Liverpool had received since Jonjo Shelvey was sent-off against Manchester United last season (83 games).