As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Suarez: Barcelona players have full respect for Liverpool captain Henderson

Barcelona ace Luis Suarez has paid tribute to Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.

Henderson is the only Liverpool captain to win domestic, European and world crowns at the club - doing all three in the past year.

Former Reds teammate Suarez told the Liverpool website: "I am so happy for him because when he arrived in Liverpool they had a not-really-good moment.

"He came in from Sunderland and it's difficult for an English player, when they come to a bigger club.

"I think when he had near him Steven Gerrard, he can see how Stevie is, how he is all of Liverpool. I think the best teacher he had is Steven."

Suarez feels his achievements in the last year have put Henderson on a par with some of Liverpool's great leaders of years gone by.

“When he lifted the [Champions League] trophy, the dream is done but this season I [will be happy to] see him lifting the [Premier League] trophy because he is a really good person. I speak sometimes with him and I said to him, 'You have a really good chance this season' and he is so excited."

"We [Barcelona] watch some [Liverpool] games when we can and we see that Jordan, he is the captain from the midfield.

"He speaks a lot and for his teammates this is so important, when they have confidence with the captain. For me, Jordan is one of the best captains in Liverpool's history."

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free