Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp, is happy to see Jordan Henderson get recognition for his performances, but insisted he was not surprised to see him be a pivotal part of England's challenge in Russia.


The England international has looked terrific in Russia, excelling in a midfield anchor role role. Despite acting as a defensive shield, the Liverpool man has looked impressive while in possession. 


Klopp, however, insisted that his performances haven't come as a surprise. 


"I think there is a lot more to come but finally they see Jordan Henderson," Klopp said, as quoted by Sky Sports.



"Before that, maybe he was too easily overseen because somebody needs to do the work in a midfield like Hendo for example. But he is not only a workhorse, he is a really good footballer as well so I am happy for him that he is getting a little bit of the light and [it is] well deserved."


England boss, Gareth Southgate, too, was left impressed by the midfielder and remarked that the player deserved more recognition. 


"We had better keep him fit! Jordan's a player who has been underestimated for a long time," said Southgate.


"I watched him a lot at Sunderland as a young player. To go to Liverpool and establish yourself there, filling the shoes of probably their greatest-ever player and captain, and do it the way he has... he has the total trust of his club manager, is an outstanding person with outstanding leadership qualities."


"The quality of his game has gone on to another level this season. His positional understanding, reading of dangers, seeing pictures with the ball, forward passes early. Some of the through balls the other night were exceptional."



Henderson has been immense for his country over the last four years, with his last defeat coming in the 2014 World Cup against Uruguay. Since then the Three Lions have won 23 and drawn seven of the 30 games he's participated in, which is the longest unbeaten run of any player in the country's history.