Jordan Henderson has been voted the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year for 2019/20.
The Liverpool captain has enjoyed a remarkable season, playing a vital role in helping the Reds claim their first ever Premier League title.
Henderson has been Jurgen Klopp's leader and engine in the middle of the park, with Henderson contributing four goals and five assists in all competitions as well.
Without the 30-year-old anchoring the team, it's hard to envisage Liverpool being as dominant as they have been this season.
His selfless nature on the right of midfield has allowed Mohamed Salah to operate as a striker and given Trent Alexander-Arnold the freedom to bomb forward at will.
To celebrate Henderson's achievements in 2019/20, we've collected some of the best quotes about him from this season, which you can view below.
"A perfect example that a mix of talent and attitude makes the difference," the Liverpool manager said. "Well deserved, outstanding achievement, still a lot to come. Wow!"
Virgil van Dijk
"He's our captain," the Dutchman said, per Goal. "That's what we all respect. He's having a fantastic season so far.
"He's been doing fantastically whether he's filling in for Fabinho at the moment or he's playing as a right midfielder where he's giving assists and stuff.
"He has been fantastic, in and out of the pitch he is very important for us whether he plays or not. We all respect him on that level."
"Henderson is the best midfielder in the world in his position," Jesus said, per Goal. "[Jurgen Klopp] never sacks him, but the two offensive midfielders, [Naby] Keita and [Georginio] Wijnaldum, sometimes are replaced.
"The others players are always the same."
Flamengo's manager was rather impressed with Henderson after Liverpool's victory in the Club World Cup final.
“Jordan is the perfect role model," Alexander-Arnold told the Athletic. "You can see how much being captain of this football club means to him. Anyone who isn’t pulling their weight gets a bollocking off him.
“He’s not bothered about being in the spotlight, he’s happy to go under the radar and just go about his job. And he does everything for the team rather than himself.”
“I remember when he signed for Liverpool, it felt as if he was lucky to be there,” Crouch wrote in the Daily Mail.
“But now, really, they are lucky to have him. He took over the captaincy from a legend, did things his own way and now has the trophies to go with it.”
“I saw somebody who was better than what we had at that time in that position,” Dalglish said, per Independent.
“That was on the pitch. Then when you get into discussions, he was very balanced, his dad came with him for the conversations, which was – for me – a good sign.
“He had a secure home life, which helps, and he was determined to be a success in football. If I hadn’t given him a chance, it would have been me who would have been wrong. I’m not being modest – you see something you like and you get it."
"What a season he's having, absolutely incredible," Shearer said after Liverpool's 4-0 win over Southampton in February. "Player of the season, definitely.
"When you look at some of their performances, how special Liverpool have been, whether it's the goalkeeper, Van Dijk, or the front three, he for me has been the driving force. He's been superb."
After Liverpool's 1-0 win away at Norwich in February, Sherwood said: "I think what Jordan Henderson gives you, a stats man can't show you. Okay?
"You're not seeing what he does. You can see what someone gives you on assists and goals and passes - they don't see in the dressing room, they don't see around the training ground."
"There’s every chance that @JHenderson’s injury could well clinch him the Footballer of the Year trophy," the MOTD presenter tweeted.
"Sometimes you don’t realise a player’s importance to a side until they’re absent."
"At times this season when we've struggled Hendo has been the one that has driven us forward," Liverpool's left-back said.
"He's the one who has made sure we don't get slack, or he has chipped in with some really important goals or really important assists.
"You really appreciate him when you train with him every day and in this country he's not been appreciated enough in his character."
"Couldn’t of passed it to a better person. Proud of you mate," Gerrard posted on Instagram.
A short but poignant message from one of Liverpool's greatest ever captains, a select group that Henderson is now firmly a part of.
What a season it's been for 'Captain Fantastic' and there's every chance he will scoop the PFA Player of the Year accolade as well.
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