sport news 'Prove them wrong!': Stewart Downing reveals his advice for Jordan Henderson in ...

sport news 'Prove them wrong!': Stewart Downing reveals his advice for Jordan Henderson in ...
sport news 'Prove them wrong!': Stewart Downing reveals his advice for Jordan Henderson in ...
'Prove them wrong!': Stewart Downing reveals his advice for Jordan Henderson after Liverpool skipper confided in him over his reluctance to leave for Fulham in 2012 - as ex-Reds man compares 'unbelievable' Harvey Elliott to a young Raheem Sterling Stewart Downing has opened up on a heart-to-heart chat with Jordan Henderson Henderson, 31, confided with Downing over a proposed move to Fulham in 2012  The former Liverpool star told his team-mate to fight for his place at Anfield  Henderson has captained and lead Liverpool to glory under Jurgen Klopp Downing, now 36, also lavished praise on Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott 

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Stewart Downing has lifted the lid on a heart-to-heart chat with Jordan Henderson that helped convince the Liverpool captain to fight for his place at Anfield, while the ex-Reds star compared youngster Harvey Elliott to Raheem Sterling.

The Liverpool captain, 31, endured a tricky start to life in Merseyside after joining from Sunderland as a youngster, with former boss Brendan Rodgers open to offloading the misfiring midfielder.

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A move to Fulham was on the cards in 2012, with Cottagers star Clint Dempsey set to head up north in place of the Englishman. However, Henderson snubbed the West Londoners to tough it out at Anfield.

Stewart Downing has lifted the lid on the advice he gave to Jordan Henderson in 2012

Stewart Downing has lifted the lid on the advice he gave to Jordan Henderson in 2012

The Liverpool skipper initially struggled to adapt at Anfield and was set to join Fulham

The Liverpool skipper initially struggled to adapt at Anfield and was set to join Fulham 

And Downing, who played alongside Henderson during his early days with the club, has revealed that the Reds skipper sought his team-mate's counsel on the proposed move to the capital. 

'The transfer deadline was a couple of days away and there had been rumours of Jordan going there with Clint Dempsey coming the other way,' Downing told The Athletic. 'Jordan asked me what I

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