The pair have been vital to a Liverpool side 22 focuses clear at the highest point of the Premier League, with the club – who face Norwich on Saturday, live on Sky Sports – on course to win their first top-division title since 1990.

Left-back Robertson feels Henderson, who is the club skipper at Anfield, has given crucial initiative and key commitments during troublesome counterparts for Jurgen Klopp’s runaway association pioneers.

The Scotsman additionally thinks his captain is at long last beginning to get the gratefulness he feels his abilities have since quite a while ago merited from the more extensive footballing open.

“For me, I think he’s the leading candidate [for player of the year],” Robertson told Sky Sports News. “At times this season when we’ve struggled Hendo has been the one that has driven us forward.

“He’s the one who has made sure we don’t get slack, or he has chipped in with some really important goals or really important assists.

“Maybe his performances at the start of the season went a little bit under the radar, but as the season has progressed he’s not really had a bad game.

“You really appreciate him when you train with him every day and in this country he’s not been appreciated enough in his character.

“He’s getting the recognition he deserves because he is a fantastic player, a fantastic role model and a fantastic captain. He’s driven us to three points at times this season when we’ve struggled.”

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