Jordan Henderson has heaped praise on fellow reds Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane for their parts in Liverpool’s start superb start to the premiership season.
All Liverpool’s three forwards netted as Liverpool destroyed Watford 6-1 at Anfield on Sunday, a result which saw them move one point clear at the top of the Premier League after 11 games. In all honesty it could have been 10-1
Henderson revealed that much of the credit has to go to their in-form strikers, who have contributed towards a league topping 30 goals this 2016/17 season.
“They are all world-class players,” Henderson said.
“Their understanding of the game, not only going forward, but also the work rate they all give for the team in terms of pressing and winning the ball back high up the pitch.”
Sadio Mane scored a brace against Watford to add to his other 4 league goals, while the Brazilian duo of Coutinho and Firmino have five goals apiece in the same amount of starts.
But the Liverpool captain Henderson was quick to point out the defensive work of the three as well as their attacking talents.
“They all help the team defensively,” Henderson added. “The three of them are fantastic at that and going forward they are unstoppable when they are on it.”
Henderson was a vital figure in Liverpool’s second-placed finish under now Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers in the 2013-14 season, but the 26-year-old England midfielder believes his club must not compare the current crop of players to that of three years ago that included Luis Suarez.
“I don’t really like comparing this team to a couple of seasons ago,” he said. “I prefer to concentrate on this team and what we’re good at and what we’re doing. The team of 2013-14 is in the past.”
“As a team I feel we have a lot of quality in the final third and they’ve been brilliant over the past few weeks.”
Once the international break is over, Liverpool take the long trip down to St Mary’s to play Southampton on November 19.