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Andy Robertson gives verdict on Liverpool captain Henderson at centre-back

Andy Robertson believes Jordan Henderson is doing a "fantastic job" at centre-half as he praises the captain for filling in.

Liverpool's injury crisis in defence has meant they've had to seek makeshift solutions at the back.

Over ten different centre-half pairings have been trailed with Henderson partnering up with several individuals.

The absence of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip has meant the Reds skipper has endured a prolonged role in the back four.

Robertson, a stalwart at left-back, insists the 30-year-old is a very vocal character.

And while he acknowledges Henderson will be keen to get back to his midfield role he has nothing but good words to say about his efforts.

"Obviously the closer he is to you, the louder he gets. But that's the way Hendo leads," Robertson told the club's official website.

"He leads by example, being vocal and he's really good at reading the game.

"He can probably see a bit more at centre-back in the game and that's why he's probably louder and he can see things and try to help us all through the game.

"Playing out of position, we all need to try to help him as well, which we've tried to do. He's done an incredible job.

"Of course, I'm sure he would much prefer being further up the pitch and that time will come.

"But when you do have a crisis in a position and there is a shortage of centre-backs, then there's no other man you'd want to look to than your captain – especially Hendo, the way he conducts himself.

"Like I said, I'm sure he'll be desperate to get back in midfield and whenever that may be.

"But for now he's doing a fantastic job at centre-back and long may that continue until hopefully we get all our centre-backs back and get a bit more familiarity back there."

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