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World-class’: Richards thinks £20m Liverpool ace is among three best PL stars in his position

World-class’: Richards thinks £20m Liverpool ace is among three best PL stars in his position

Michael Richards believes Jordan Henderson demonstrated his “world-class” credentials against Everton and is among the finest players in the Premier League, according to his Daily Mail column.

Henderson led the Reds to a 4-1 victory over their Merseyside neighbors on Wednesday. He provided Jurgen Klopp with a driving force from the away engine room, worked tirelessly on and off the ball, and broke the deadlock with perfection on his weaker right foot.

Jordan Pickford was forced into a save as Henderson slid the ball under his left foot and into the bottom right corner. His third assist of the season came just 10 minutes later, when he set up Mohamed Salah with a beautifully weighted through ball.

Despite Pickford’s best efforts, Henderson curled a shot past the Everton goalkeeper, leaving Salah one-on-one with the Everton goalkeeper.

World-class’: Richards thinks £20m Liverpool ace is among three best PL stars in his position

Richards hails ‘world-class’ Liverpool captain Henderson.

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Richards believes Henderson’s display at Everton once again showed why the Liverpool star is ‘world-class’. While the 31-year-old midfielder’s efforts all season so far are hard to beat.

“I had played with Jordan for England Under-21s and I knew what he could do – so I called him ‘world-class’ [five-years ago],” Richards wrote. “There wasn’t a lot of agreement with me at the time, but I wanted to make the point.

“Since then, Jordan has gone on to play in a Champions League final, win a Champions League final, lift the Premier League trophy and add a few more cups for good measure.

“Watching him against Everton was fantastic because he proved, once again, that he is world-class. The only midfielders who are operating at his level in the Premier League at the moment are Bernardo Silva and Declan Rice. He deserves every plaudit he receives.”

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Despite just starting one game, Henderson has appeared in all but one of Liverpool’s Premier League contests thus far. In addition, Klopp has only given five players more playing time than his 983 total minutes.

World-class’: Richards thinks £20m Liverpool ace is among three best PL stars in his position

Only Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Andrew Robertson have more assists for the Reds. Since 2014/15, Henderson’s three goals for the Reds this season are the greatest per minute played for a player acquired for £20 million in 2011.

Over the course of 37 appearances and 3,255 minutes for Liverpool, Henderson amassed a career-high 10 Premier League assists in 2014/15. His strike rate this term is 327.6 per hour, compared to an average of one every 325.5 minutes for him in the past.

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