Harry Kane names former Liverpool star as most 'underrated' player he's played with

Bayern Munich star Harry Kane has revealed former Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is the most underrated player he has encountered in his career. The former Red left the club last summer to join Saudi Pro League side Al-Ettifaq for around $15m (£12m/€13m).

Henderson, 33, linked up with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard in the Middle East but quickly looked to return to Europe in the January transfer window. The England international then secured a free transfer to Eredivisie side Ajax just six months after moving to Saudi Arabia.

Henderson was one of several long-term servants at Liverpool to depart in the summer of 2023, as Roberto Firmino, Fabinho, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also left Anfield. The likes of Dominik Szoboszlai, Alexis Mac Allister, Ryan Gravenberch and Wataru Endõ were signed as their replacements, as Liverpool looked to rejuvenate the midfield ahead of the 2023/24 season.

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The campaign is now coming to an end and in hindsight, Liverpool could have relied on some more experienced bodies within the middle of the pitch to see them through to the end of the season. The Reds dropped points to Crystal Palace, West Ham United, Everton and Manchester United in the latter stages of the season, which ended their hopes of another Premier League triumph under Klopp.

Under the guidance of the German, Liverpool secured the 2019/20 Premier League title, 2021/22 FA Cup, two League Cups and the 2018/19 Champions League. Henderson was a key part of these teams and has since been labeled as one of the most 'underrated' players his England teammate Kane has played with.

Speaking in an interview with GOAL, Kane was asked to name the first player that springs to mind when asked about individual categories. When prompted with the word underrated, Kane responded by saying: "Jordan Henderson," without hesitation.

According to The Athletic, Henderson's future at Ajax is currently undecided after the Dutch club failed to qualify for next season's Champions League. The player is contracted until 2026 and will be turning 34 in June. Ajax might need to cash in on him as a result of its underperformance this season. says: It comes as no surprise that Henderson is rated highly by his teammates, given the role he plays at both club and international level. He is a strong voice on the pitch and in the dressing room but heavy criticism since moving to the Saudi Pro League has soured the end of his career.