Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been named as the English Player of the Year.

Henderson claimed the award ahead of Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.

Alongside this individual award, which is handed out by BT Sport, Henderson has claimed the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup in the past six months.

The Liverpool skipper also played a key role in helping his country secure a place at the 2020 Euro’s.

“Very honoured and humbled to be named BT England Player of the Year,” Henderson stated via social media.

“Even more so considering just how strong the England set-up is. Thank you to everyone who voted and congratulations to fellow winner Lucy Bronze.”

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool applauds fans as he leaves the pitch following an injury during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool FC at The King Power Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

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It is great to see Henderson starting to get the credit he deserves. The Liverpool captain has improved as the years have gone by at Anfield. The midfielder first arrived at Liverpool back in 2011, but it was certainly a tough beginning for the Englishman.

Even as he has dramatically improved as the years have gone by, Henderson has struggled to win some of the Anfield faithful over. He is by no means a superstar, but he deserves more respect than what people give him.

His passing range, alongside his ability to run, remain his greatest strengths as a player. However, many simply ignore that he has quality.

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