- Jordan Henderson has been exceptional since joining Liverpool in 2011
- The team captain has helped the club to an unbelievable Champions League and Premier League glory
- England's Football Writers’ Association has voted the 30-year-old as the player of the year
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Jordan Henderson captained Liverpool to their first English Premier League glory after 30 years and has been named the player of the year by the Football Writers’ Association.
The 30-year-old featured in 30 games for the Reds until he missed the last four games after he sustained a nagging injury earlier in July.
Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne was voted second by the football writers.
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In his reaction, Henderson stated that he feels delighted to have emerged the player of the year, but there are a lot of people who he owes.
“As grateful as I am I don’t feel like I can accept this on my own,” Henderson said. “I don’t feel like anything I’ve achieved this season or in fact during my whole career has been done on my own.
“I owe a lot to so many different people – but none more so than my current teammates – who have just been incredible and deserve this every bit as much as I do.
“We’ve only achieved what we’ve achieved because every single member of our squad has been brilliant and not just in matches. Not just in producing the moments that make the headlines and the back pages but every day in training.”
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Meanwhile, no fewer than nine persons are currently in the Merseyside police net for flouting warnings not to gather around the stadium at Anfield during the Premier League trophy-presentation ceremony.
The Reds defeated Chelsea 5-3 in their final home game of the season in a fixture which fans have anticipated for one reason - to see their team lift their first title in three decades.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that South African international Thembi Kgatlana has secured another deal in Europe, following her departure from Portuguese giants Benfica.
The Banyana Banyana forward will be joining Eibar after a stint in Portugal.
The 2018 African Women's Footballer of the Year has taken her next step in Europe with the newly promoted Primera Iberdrola side as her meteoric rise continues.
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