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Liverpool Dynamo: Let’s Win FA Cup For Gerrard

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has revealed that he wants to win the FA Cup for teammate Steven Gerrard, ahead of the Anfield club’s clash with AFC Wimbledon tonight, as reported by LiverpoolFC.com.

Gerrard is set to leave Anfield at the end of the season, after a long spell of consistent first team football for the Reds.

The former England captain has never played club football for another side, something of a unique achievement in this day and age.

While he has performed consistently well throughout his career, it could be argued that he has never won as much silverware as his talents deserved.

His midfield partner, Henderson, is therefore keen to cap Gerrard’s Anfield career with another trophy and another medal.

He said: “It would be amazing to win a trophy, not only for us as a team – because I think we need something like that – but for him personally because he deserves something like that for how good he’s been over so many years for Liverpool.”


Henderson is also keen for the side to repeat Wembley feats of the past, which includes a League Cup victory during Henderson’s first season with the Merseyside club.

“In my first year here, we won the Carling Cup, which was brilliant,” Henderson told BBC Football Focus. “Then we got to the final of the FA Cup by beating Everton at Wembley but we lost to Chelsea, which was hard to take.

“I’ve experienced it before and it’s amazing to get to the semi-finals or the finals and experience playing at Wembley in front of the fans. It’s brilliant. I think it’s one of the best days of my career so far, winning my first trophy for Liverpool. So hopefully we can get a few more.

“It’s a massive cup competition that everybody wants to win and I think that goes for any trophy really. Any competition that you are in, you want to win every game and be at the end and win in the final.”

Boss: 24-Year-Old Liverpool Star Can Replace Gerrard

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has implied that Jordan Henderson can replace Steven Gerrard when the stalwart departs from Anfield in the summer, as reported on liverpoolfc.com.

Henderson was appointed vice captain at the club in the summer, suggesting that Rodgers was viewing him as a captain of the future.

This represents an exceptional rise for the midfielder, who had fallen out of favour when Rodgers first arrived at the club.

Gerrard has worn the armband for an extended period of time, and is considered to be one of Liverpool’s greatest ever players, which means replacing him in the summer could be difficult.

However, while Rodgers is aware that the two players have completely different playing styles, Henderson could still be an adequate replacement for the former England international.

As part of that attempt to develop a replacement for Gerrard, Rodgers decided to make him vice captain in an attempt to provide Henderson with leadership lessons from Gerrard himself.

“It was one of the reasons I made him vice-captain,” Rodgers told reporters.

“I felt that he had no greater captain to learn from than Stevie.

“The idea of putting him in that role was for him to see Steven as a great example. In that vice-captain’s role, it would give him pole position in terms of learning from a great – how Steven behaves and how he works, on and off the field.

“So when it came to the point that Steven would move on, we had someone there who, of course, is a different sort of player, but someone who can offer that wisdom and knowledge throughout his years here.

“That’s something that I know he is very keen to do and something he has been doing, in learning from Steven.”

Liverpool Dynamo: Arsenal Game Shows We Are Getting Back To Best

Liverpool’s midfield dynamo Jordan Henderson has declared that the display against Arsenal at the weekend shows that the Reds are getting closer to their best.

The Reds have struggled since the start of the season, failing to match up to the displays that they put together last season in the league.

Their performances last season saw them mount a surprise push for the Premier League crown in the latter stages of the campaign, ultimately finishing second in the league.

They have not matched those excellent performances, with the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona having a significant impact on their style of play.

The injury suffered by Daniel Sturridge has also not helped them, with the England international missing out on a significant chunk fixtures.

They managed a late 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Sunday, however, controlling the game, and Henderson believes this symbolises a return to more impressive up tempo tactics.

Henderson said: “The overall feeling with everyone is much better.

“The intensity is there in getting the ball back, pressurising high up the pitch to get it back and the passing and moving forward and penetration was good so hopefully we can carry that on and pick up more points.

“The performance level is getting better and back to the level we know we can play at, with the intensity returning and everyone working to get the ball back and getting forward we are having real penetration behind.

“It has been frustrating at times that we have created so many chances but at the same time it is pleasing our performance levels are much better.

“We just need to back that up with results.”