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Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson admits he prefers to play in centre midfield, but is more than happy to play wherever asked.

“Hendo”, signed from Sunderland this summer, was answering questions put to him by fans via Twitter for The FA’s official website.

Watch the video below to see what else he had to say, including who gets along with best at Anfield, his unbeaten record on the new Fifa, and what he thinks of his chances of making next summer’s European Championship squad.

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  • No1roofer

    you might want to tackle someone or at least try, before that happens

    • Brianagnewlfc

      mate before you start slabbering, ah you already have go and try kick a ball yourself, give the young lad a break, he will come good but like many part time LFC supporters you dont see what is happening to the team right now!!! its a time when you new blood is coming in and through and it will min 3 yrs tll we see the real quality to come through in this team1 i can wait cos i know this is coming but ones like you will prob be supporting the blue half of manchester in 2 yrs time!!!! 

      • Johnmathew123

        Agreed. He is really young. I thought we bought the player thinking that he is at his best when he plays on the right. You know this is really annoying esp when we had  players like aqua and raul who are much more capable than him and who plays regularly for their national team. 

        • Andrew

          henderson is a somewhat above average english footballer, that is, very little flair or technical
          ability, who with time and patienve could become a decent
          player.  he’s a passenger on the right.  neither is adam much of a creative force, but with stevie healthy and a dangerous right winger in january liverpool will continue to improve. 

      • roastbeef1976

        Here here mate. Doesn’t help when your own fans are slagging you off. I had reservations when we bought him but whilst he has that liver bird on his chest he should get our full backing. He’s now playing amongst some world-class players under world-class coaching staff and facilities. We should remain the world-class fans we are and stop getting on the backs of our own players.

    • Tonylfc

      Henderson is young and relatively inexperienced compared to many other members of our squad.  While he has played wide right before it’s not his natural position, he is more comfortable in the middle & all his best moments for Sunderland were in a central position.  Even when a player comes to a club from the same league there is still an adjustment process, the need to adapt to playing with new team mates, a new level of expectation, new training regimes, a new style of play.  Those thing’s take time & with a player of Henderson’s age there is also the consideration that he still has plenty to learn and in terms of development he’s far from the finished article.  Slating the lad so early in his Liverpool career is ridiculous.   I’ve said myself that I believe Downing, Kuyt, and Bellamy have more to offer out wide than Henderson.  That as Henderson has seemed uncomfortable out wide it may be better to use him as back up for center mid or wide right in the league & offer him starts in the cup competitions and maybe sub appearances when we are in a comfortable position in league games.  That would take the spotlight off him a bit and allow him to develop without placing so much pressure on him and exposing him to criticism.  That’s not to criticise him myself though.  I admit I was surprised when we signed him, but the lad is a Liverpool player & I want him to do well.  He’s only played 8 games in a position he’s not comfortable with, don’t people think it’s a little bit early to be jumping on his back?  Don’t people feel he might do better with our support at this early stage in his Liverpool career, rather than the criticism that is already being directed at him by some fans?  

  • Darryl_w

    He’s only played 87 league games to date, so he’s got a lot to learn yet, I’ve certainly seen flashes of excellence and with Kenny and the rest of the coaching staff there to help work on his all round game, he’s goot good height and as he adds more strength and (possibly) more build too then he’ll become a better player automatically. If he’s to play in the middle on a regular basis then he’ll have to work on his defensive skills, but in time I hope that he’ll come good for LFC and England.

  • Darryl_w

    He’s only played 87 league games to date, so he’s got a lot to learn yet, I’ve certainly seen flashes of excellence and with Kenny and the rest of the coaching staff there to help work on his all round game, he’s goot good height and as he adds more strength and (possibly) more build too then he’ll become a better player automatically. If he’s to play in the middle on a regular basis then he’ll have to work on his defensive skills, but in time I hope that he’ll come good for LFC and England.