Henderson has had ‘bigger impact’ on Liverpool than Alonso – Nicol

Date published: Tuesday 26th May 2020 11:26 - Joe Williams

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Steve Nicol has argued that Jordan Henderson has had a “bigger impact” on Liverpool than Xabi Alonso did during his time at the club.

Fan favourite Alonso won the Champions League and FA Cup during his time at Anfield, while current captain Henderson has lifted the League Cup, Champions League and is on the verge of guiding Liverpool to their first Premier League title for 30 years.

And Nicol thinks that Henderson has been “more effective” than Alonso as he’s drove Liverpool to success.

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Former Liverpool player Nicol told ESPN FC: “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.

“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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