Andy Robertson hails Jordan Henderson: Liverpool captain finally 'getting the credit he deserves'

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Jordan Henderson is finally getting the credit he deserves for performances that have marked him out as one of Liverpool's star men this season, according to Andy Robertson.

The midfielder opened the scoring and assisted the winning goal as the Reds extended their Premier League lead to 16 points with a 2-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Thursday.

Those contributions saw him scoop the man of the match award as voted for by fans on social media, just days after he earned similar recognition from Sky for his showing against Manchester United.

Robertson believes his captain has been deserving of such accolades on a regular basis this season and described it as an 'absolute pleasure' to play alongside him.

“Hendo, for me, this season has been different class,” he told the club's official website. “He’s been one of, if not our best player this season.

“Sometimes over the years Hendo’s not got the credit that he deserves. But when you play with him, you train with him and see the way he acts off the field, it’s an absolute pleasure [for him] to be my captain and everyone’s captain.

“For us, he’s now getting the credit that he deserves and that’s what it’s all about for us because he’s getting the recognition that his performances deserve.

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“And today just epitomises Jordan Henderson – the way he went about his business, the way he scored the goal and his assist.

“His all-round play the past couple of months has been second to none and he’s really driving us forward to the position we are in now.”

Liverpool were once again forced to dig deep to keep their unbeaten start to the league season going after Raul Jimenez equalised for an impressive Wolves.

On his team-mates' refusal to give in, Robertson added: "We are a team that don’t find excuses, we are a team that gets on with it.

"Are there some games you go in tired? Are there some games you go in with an injury when you are playing with pain? Of course there are. But like I’ve said, we are going for something that’s never been done before.

"We are playing for a club that is a fantastic club to play for. The fans are really enjoying it, we are all enjoying it, so why wouldn’t we put ourselves out there?

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"Pain barrier or tiredness, it’s just about breaking through the barriers and it’s about just giving your all for the badge and for your team-mates in there – and that’s what all of us are doing just now.

"Then we rest and maybe hobble about for a couple of days and then we go again. It’s a fantastic group of boys in there, an honest group who work so hard for each other and that’s why we are getting the results just now."

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