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Pat Nevin: Jordan Henderson is Liverpool's Ramires

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Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has been compared to one of Chelsea's many Brazlian international's - Ramires.

Pat Nevin, former Chelsea and Everton wide-man believes the two midfield rivals have certain similarities, and Nevin was impressed with Henderson's performance against Manchester City.

Although Henderson received Liverpool's first red-card for 83 games, his performances this season have resulted in pundits and fans alike calling for his inclusion in Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad. 

Nevin told Newstalk's Off The Ball: "I've often talked about Ramires a lot at Chelsea. You look at him and think, 'that's weird that you can run so fast for so long'. It's extraordinary. Henderson is up there and he really has come into it." 

The 23-year old has scored four goals and made seven assists during his 34 league appearances this season, a fantastic record by any midfielder's standard - and Brendan Rodgers will no doubt miss his services for the following games away to Norwich City and certainly at home to Chelsea. 

However, Nevin empathises with Henderson after his dismissal from Sunday's 3-2 thriller.

"I feel really sorry for him. It was a horrible challenge that he got sent off for. But it wasn't malicious." 

However, the £20million midfielder who made the move from Sunderland in 2011 will not be available for perhaps Liverpool's title-winning game at home to Chelsea.

Can Brendan Rodgers rely on his replacement to emulate Henderson's standards that have put him in contention for a seat on the plane to Rio?

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