Luverpool skipper Jordan Henderson has received regular comparison to former Reds’ skipper Steven Gerrard. However, this term, with Liverpool on the verge of lifting their first Premier League title, there have been even more comparisons.

Former Liverpool man Jason McAteer opines that Henderson matches Gerrard in terms of winning mentality. The fans have rated his performances in the past year, and particularly this term as outstanding – with the player even in conversation as Liverpool Player of the Season, and even Premier League Player of the Season.

Coach Jurgen Klopp claimed the England star has the hardest job in the game, being the successor of Steven Gerrard when he retired in 2015. He joined the club for 20 million pounds back in 2011 from Sunderland. He struggled in his early days under Kenny Dalglish and almost left the club when Brendan Rodgers became the boss at Anfield. Rodgers even questioned the commitment of the player, based on revelations by former Liverpool star Stewart Downing.

However, he pushed and became relevant, becoming the captain in 2015. Now he is set to lift the only missing title in Liverpool’s history. The singular act would definitely leave his name written in gold in the annals of the club history.

His long passes, tackles, control in the midfield, versatility and the mentality to drive his teammates has set him apart this term. With more years expected in the role, he could eclipse Gerrard in popularity if titles keep rolling in as expected. Gerrard remains an icon at the Merseysidebut Henderson is fast reaching there. With six victories left, Henderson is on the verge of history, and it is only just the beginning!