2020 got off to a great start for LFC captain Jordan Henderson, as he was recently named the 2019 BT England Men’s Player of the Year.
The talented midfielder did, however, have a lot of competition for the title, such as England’s captain Harry Kane and Manchester City star Raheem Sterling.
It was Henderson’s exceptional performance on the pitch that secured the accolade. He represented England seven times in 2019, which led to him hitting fifty caps for the squad after their win last March in Montenegro.
If the above wasn’t enough to land him with the title, Henderson also contributed to the team qualifying for the upcoming UEFA Euro 2020, in addition to a third-place result in the UEFA Nations League.
The 29-year-old has also enjoyed superb success away from the England squad. You only need to turn on the sports channels, or read the latest news on the likes of Oddschecker and Sky Sports, to realise Liverpool FC has had one hell of a Premier League season – and it isn’t over yet.
It should, therefore, come as no surprise that Jordan Henderson has been awarded the Player of the Year crown, as the captain’s exceptional performance has undoubtedly contributed to the team’s domination. After all, he helped the club to lift the following three trophies in 2019:
- The UEFA Champions League
- UEFA Super Cup
- FIFA World Cup
Plus, with LFC gaining point after point, it’s looking likely they will finally win the Premier League under his leadership on the pitch.
The Liverpool skipper also appeared for his team 48 times in the midfield position in 2019, which has led to him becoming one of the most respected players in the sport and will help to secure his place in Euro 2020.
The title is, however, one in a long list of awards and honours Jordan Henderson has received in recent years. He was one of the four LFC players that was named in the Ballon d’Or top 10, with his teammate, Sadio Mane, being named the 2019 African Player of the Year.
LFC Women’s Lucy Bronze Wins the Female Title
Liverpool FC will not only be celebrating Jordan Henderson’s crown either, as Lucy Bronze, who was once a midfielder for LFC women, was also awarded the 2019 BT England’s Women’s Player of the Year. Bronze has, however, moved on from the club and now plays for Olympique Lyonnais.
Again, Lucy fought off tough competition for the accolade, as she was up against the likes of Beth Mead and Ellen White. Similar to Henderson, she also helped the women’s Lyon squad to win the Champions League in 2019.
Away from Liverpool FC, the 28-year-old right-back’s performance led to the Lionesses winning the SheBelieves Cup in 2019, which was the first time in the squad’s history. Plus, the women’s England team also managed to reach the World Cup semi-finals.
Bronze is also a seasoned player, as she has secured a whopping 81 caps for the team. After helping Lyon to lift four trophies, her achievements have been rightly acknowledged, and she was named as the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year last year.
Social Media Response
Henderson was eager to express his delight on social media following the announcement, and also took the opportunity to congratulate Lucy Bronze, as he stated:
“Very honoured and humbled to be named BT England Player of the Year. Even more so, considering how strong this England set-up is. Thank you to everyone who voted and congratulations to fellow winner Lucy Bronze.”
Whether you love or loathe LFC, you cannot deny that Jordan Henderson is a formidable player on the pitch, which is helping the club to secure many clean sheets. Plus, his talent is also changing the past negative perception of the England squad.
Lucy Bronze is also currently leading the way in women’s football and is finally receiving the awards and recognition she thoroughly deserves.