Shearer: Henderson my Player of the Season

3 Feb 2020
Jordan Henderson, Liverpool v Southampton

Premier League Champion says Liverpool captain has been the standout performer of 2019/20 so far as he names his team of the week

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Mohamed Salah may have grabbed the limelight with his two goals against Southampton, but Premier League Champion Alan Shearer believes Jordan Henderson was the driving force for league leaders Liverpool.

Indeed, he believes that has been the case throughout the campaign.

In addition to naming the Reds captain in his Premier League team of the week after his goal and assist against Saints, Shearer has given Henderson his early backing for the EA SPORTS Player of the Season award.

Hugo Lloris (TOT) | TOT 2-0 MCI

Made excellent and crucial first-half saves when the match was goalless, diverting Sergio Aguero's shot on to the post before stopping Ilkay Gundogan's penalty.

George Baldock (SHU) | CRY 0-1 SHU

Helped to keep Crystal Palace's danger man Wilfried Zaha quiet as Sheffield United kept their ninth clean sheet of the season.

Yerry Mina (EVE) | WAT 2-3 EVE

Everton were trailing 2-0 in first-half stoppage-time but the centre-back turned the match around with two quickfire goals before the break.

Conor Coady (WOL) | MUN 0-0 WOL

Didn't give Anthony Martial a kick at Old Trafford. The hosts had very few clear-cut chances.

Antonio Rudiger (CHE) | LEI 2-2 CHE

The Chelsea centre-back gave his team-mates a lesson in finishing with his two clinical headers.

Japhet Tanganga (TOT) | TOT 2-0 MCI

The 20-year-old was up against a tricky opponent in Riyad Mahrez but kept the Algerian very quiet and he showed his pace when he reached a through-ball ahead of Raheem Sterling.

Jordan Henderson (LIV) | LIV 4-0 SOU

Delivered another inspirational captain's performance with his goal and assist. He is my Player of the Season as it stands.

Philip Billing (BOU) | BOU 2-1 AVL

He broke the deadlock for AFC Bournemouth in a hugely important match and then stood strong when his side were reduced to 10 men.

Mohamed Salah (LIV) | LIV 4-0 SOU

Two more goals for the Egyptian, who looks back to his best.

Roberto Firmino (LIV) | LIV 4-0 SOU

Just the three assists for the Brazilian, whose movement, vision and unselfishness are so important to Liverpool's attack.

Steven Bergwijn (TOT) | TOT 2-0 MCI

Enjoyed a dream debut with his stunning first Premier League goal. His chest control was perfect, ensuring the ball dropped straight on to his foot and giving Fernandinho no time to react.

Manager: Jurgen Klopp (LIV) | LIV 4-0 SOU

Liverpool's 22-point lead, the biggest ever in the Premier League, is a testament to the German's motivational powers. There has been no sign of complacency.

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