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Blackburn midfielder Elliott: Henderson a Liverpool legend; Gerrard clone

Blackburn Rovers midfielder Harvey Elliott is eager to work with Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson next season.

Speaking to the Counter Attack podcast, Elliott heaped praise on the Reds skipper Jordan Henderson, whose leadership skills he thinks are up there with the very best.

“I don't think anyone appreciates him as much as they should. Henderson is a legend on and off of the pitch, I can't say enough nice things about him. He's just a top captain," said Elliott.

“He's everything you'd want in a captain, he's a leader on the pitch, he's a leader off the pitch.

"He doesn't do it for a reaction, he does it because he wants to do it, he wants to have an effect on things, he wants to put things in line and show that everyone is on the same page and just bring people up with him.

“Like everyone else, ever since I walked through the door at Liverpool, he greeted me well.

"He's always taken me under his wing, he's always onto me working hard in training, always wanting me to be the best possible version of myself. I can't say enough about him and enough nice things.

“He's someone I look up to a lot, obviously him and Steven Gerrard as well, he's like a clone of Steven Gerrard really, he's just a legend."

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