Dalglish hails Henderson
Liverpool manager impressed by 'principles' of new signing
Last Updated: June 10, 2011 6:11pm
Henderson: New Liverpool midfielder hailed by boss Dalglish
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has saluted new signing Jordan Henderson for the example he sets on and off the field.
The Reds shelled out a reported £20million to bring in the talented young midfielder from Sunderland after his impressive displays for the Black Cats.
And Anfield manager Dalglish has been impressed by the way the one-cap England international has conducted himself.
"It is fantastic for the football club to be able to attract hugely talented young footballers that have huge potential," Dalglish told the club's official website.
"Jordan is very mature for his age. He is respectful and his principles and everything else on and off the pitch are exemplary.
"Not only is he a talented footballer, he's a really good person as well. He loves his football and he is very appreciative of what Sunderland have done for him.
"You know of young players before of course but we have been watching him since he came into the Sunderland first team and have been tracking him.
"We just need to go out and bring people to the football club that will raise the profile and standard of the performances that we have had since January - and I think Jordan falls into that category.
"People might turn around and say, 'Well you have people in there who have done really well'.
"Of course they have done well - and hopefully next year people will be saying the same thing about Jordan."