Liverpool skipper backed to start for top Premier League teams

September 18, 2018

Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson would get into the midfield of Arsenal, Man United or Tottenham Hotspur.

That is the verdict of the ex-Newcastle striker and Sky Sports pundit Micky Quinn.

The Merseyside Reds star signed a new deal this week, meaning he will remain at Anfield for a long-term.

And while Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has bedded him back in slowly after a long summer at the World Cup tournament, English midfielder remains an important member of his squad.

The Reds 28-year-old started his first Premier League game of 2018/19 campaign Saturday in the 2-1 victory at Leicester City.

And he faces a battle to secure in the Reds’ midfield with all their quality options on offer.

James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum, Adam Lallana Naby Keita, Fabinho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all in Klopp’s thoughts.

While title contenders Liverpool have maximum points so far Man Utd and Arsenal are in the middle of the league table.

Quinn believes Liverpool skipper would walk into any of their midfield, even if he is not guaranteed starting role in starting XI.

“Yeah I definitely think he’d get in the United (team),” Quinn said on talk SPORT, speaking with ex-Scotland striker Alan Brazil.

“They’ve been struggling. (In place of) Fred. I mean what’s he done? He got bombed at the weekend (against Burnley), he hasn’t settled in.

“I think he’s better than Herrera. (Nemanja) Matic? No I think Matic is probably (better), he’s proved he’s a better player, he’s won Premier Leagues.

“Spurs? Yeah. Well he got in front of (Eric) Dier at the World Cup so in my book he’d be in front of Eric Dier in Spurs’ team.

“City, who’s in there? Fernandinho, again he’s won Premier Leagues hasn’t he, so you’ve just probably got to give it to him, just to edge him.

“Oh yeah, me and you would get in the Arsenal team Al, especially in that midfield, definitely.”