A number of Liverpool fans have hailed club captain Jordan Henderson for his “superb leadership” in the establishment of an initiative between Premier League players to support the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.
The 29-year-old tweeted a statement (via @JHenderson) from the #PlayersTogether initiative, a group set up by top-flight players with the mission of generating and donating funds towards the health service amid the COVID-19 crisis.
— Jordan Henderson (@JHenderson) April 8, 2020
As reported by Matt Lawton and Paul Joyce in The Times last week, the Reds midfielder contacted the captains of other Premier League clubs with the intention of arranging a large-scale fund to support frontline health workers.
The statement from #PlayersTogether outlined that they have partnered with NHS Charities Together to generate funds for supporting the work and well-being of NHS staff, volunteers and patients during the pandemic. The statement also reiterated the government’s advice to stay at home, with more than 7,000 deaths in the UK resulting from coronavirus (as per Sky News).
These Liverpool fans on Twitter lauded Henderson for his part in the #BetterTogether initiative:
The right thing to do in these unprecedented times. Superb leadership. #playerstogether
— Justin Harris (@JHarris) April 8, 2020
You make us all proud to call you our captain ?
— Jamie-LFC-90 (@JamieLFC901) April 8, 2020
Brilliant Jordan, thank you for pushing so hard to get this off the ground. Keep safe
— Kop Outs! ?????? (@LFC_LGBT) April 8, 2020
— GERRARDINHO® Matt A (@GerrardinhoNo8) April 8, 2020
— Mandy Palmer ?????? (@Anfieldmandy) April 8, 2020
We are so lucky to have you as our skipper ?well done Jordan very proud of you and the lads ! #YNWA
— Smokey (@RedWayYNWA) April 8, 2020
What a man! It’s people like Jordan Henderson that this club was built on. Proud to have you as Captain.
— MarkyB? (@markyb_lfc9) April 9, 2020
Well done Jordan lad huge respect #YNWA ??????
— Tony Coleman?????? (@TOPCAT73) April 8, 2020
Liverpool fans, what have you made of Henderson’s contribution towards the Premier League’s efforts to support the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic? Share your comments below.