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Liverpool great Nicol rates Henderson ahead of Xabi

Liverpool great Steve Nicol rates current captain Jordan Henderson ahead of former Reds midfielder Xabi Alonso.

Nicol has been debating who out of Alonso and Henderson contributed more to Liverpool, and believes the current skipper is better than the Spaniard in that regard.

“Well you have to say that Henderson's been more effective because Liverpool have won the Champions League and he's pushed them, he's one of the main reasons why they're going to win the Premier League," Nicol told ESPN FC.

“As great a footballer as Alonso was, I think the influence that Henderson has had on this team has been bigger than Alonso had.

“Listen, as football players, Alonso's a better technician than Jordan Henderson. I don't think that's in question.

“So it becomes the biggest impact and I think no doubt Henderson's made a bigger impact in this Liverpool side than Alonso did for the team he played for."

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