Liverpool midfielder and captain Jordan Henderson is in line to potentially be given the freedom of Sunderland and it is fully deserved.
According to the Sunderland Echo, the plan to award the 28-year old with the incredible honour has been confirmed by Sunderland City Council, however the plans are thought to still be at an early stage.
Henderson, who was born in Sunderland, has had an unbelievable season with Liverpool this year, and has added his name to an illustrious group of players who have captained their side to a Champions League final.
As Deputy leader of the Sunderland City Council, Coun Michael Mordey went on to say to the Sunderland Echo: “Freedom of the City for Jordan Henderson is an idea that has been suggested by the majority Labour Group, which the council is now considering,
“He has always been a fantastic ambassador for his home city, his club and his country.”
It’s safe to say that most football fans will be able to see the passion that the 28-year old shows on the pitch, and this honour would just top off what has been an incredible year for Henderson.
He would join the likes of Niall Quinn MBE and Jimmy Montgomery BME, and be forever remembered for his contributions to football in his home city.
The England international has featured 44 times for the Reds this season, appearing eleven times in the Champions League, and has captained Liverpool to their sixth ever European Cup, which is arguably an achievement worth of a reward of such importance.
Henderson is reportedly known around Sunderland for his dedication to the city, and even added his support to a campaign to protect West Park, near where the 28-year old was born, from possible development last year.
Whether you enjoy watching the England international or not, what he has achieved on the pitch and off of it is fully deserving of the honour, after his Champions League heroics, which he could be about to receive.