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Sun, May

Jordan Henderson Named FWA Footballer Of The Year


Jordan Henderson, captain of newly crowned Premier League Champions Liverpool has become the clubs 12th player to be crowned FWA Footballer of the Year after captaining his side to an outstanding first EPL triumph in 30 years.

The Liverpool captain saw off stiff competition from Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester United's Marcus Rashford, as well as team-mates Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane. Enroute to bagging the award, Henderson has the highest win percentage in the Premier League this season of any player to start at least 10 games in the competition: of 30 games, he was involved in 27 wins, 2 draws, 1 defeat totalling to 90% win ratio.

After dethroning Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, Henderson has gone to players from Liverpool 14 times overall, 5 more than the next highest clubs (Man Utd & Tottenham, both 9).

Reflecting on his win, Henderson said: "I'd like to say how appreciative I am of the support of those who voted for me and the Football Writers' Association in general.

"You only have to look at the past winners of it, a number of whom I've been blessed to play with here at Liverpool, like Stevie (Gerrard), Luis (Suarez) and Mo (Salah) to know how prestigious it is.

"But as grateful as I am I don't feel like I can accept this on my own.

"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."