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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has expressed his delight for teammate Mohamed Salah after the Reds winger became the club’s all-time leading Premier League goalscorer.
Henderson explained that the Egyptian “dedicates his life to football every single day,” and is therefore fully deserving of the plaudits he is now receiving upon breaking the record.
Salah netted his 128th and 129th Liverpool goals in Sunday’s 7-0 demolition of Manchester United, and in the process overtook the 128 Premier League goals scored by Reds icon Robbie Fowler.
Henderson delighted for Liverpool teammate
Both Henderson and Salah started Sunday’s meeting with Man Utd at Anfield, and both were key as the Reds dominated the afternoon.
But it is now the Egyptian that has stolen the headlines thanks to his record-breaking feat, which Henderson believes is not a coincidence given how hard Salah works behind the scenes.
“I’m really happy for Mo because it’s not a coincidence that he gets these numbers,” said Henderson, as reported by the Liverpool website.
“He dedicates his life to football every single day, how hard he works, he’s the first one in and last one out. It’s not a coincidence so I’m delighted for him.”
Reds continue to climb table
Liverpool further climbed the Premier League table with the resounding victory, with Jurgen Klopp’s men currently sitting in fifth. They have now overtaken Newcastle in the standings, and are just three points behind Tottenham Hotspur with a game in hand.
As noted by Henderson, there is no time to sit back and smile at the result, with several important games upcoming for the Reds. Liverpool travel to Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, before a trip to Spain to take on Spanish giants Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 second leg on Wednesday.
When asked if it is difficult to take in the magnitude of the result, Henderson replied: “It is a little bit because of how well United have been playing of late; they have just won a trophy the other week, which will have hurt us as a team a little bit watching them lift that and they have been doing really well this season.
“For us, it was just about today and about performing to the levels we’re capable of, and we managed to do that and the momentum kept building and we ended up getting seven.
“It’s a big win, of course, but we need to concentrate on the next one.”
Liverpool captain reaches milestone
Salah’s name may be dominating the headlines after the stunning record, but Liverpool captain Henderson also reached a personal milestone, making his 400th start for the Reds on Sunday.
The midfielder has been in and out of the starting XI this season, with Henderson forced to watch on from the bench at times as youngster Stefan Bajcetic has been regularly called upon by Klopp.
But Henderson has seemingly remained professional throughout all this time, and will undoubtedly be a fantastic role model for the young midfielders at the club, including the likes of Bajcetic, Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones.
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