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Rashford is totally respected y Liverpool, says Henderson

Sun 17 January 2021 | 11:48

Manchester United will be facing Liverpool at Anfield today as a banner supporting Rashford's movement will be on KOP

Marcus Rashford

has become a national hero recently because of his contribution to society since the outbreak of Covid-19. Rashford is respected and loved national-wide and it is expected that there will be a banner for his honor at Anfield in the

Manchester United

and Liverpool’s match.

As two rivals will face each other today,

Jordan Henderson

,

Liverpool

’s captain has expressed his support for Rashford.

“For once, I’m going to have to put rivalries to one side to pay tribute to one of United’s players and I’ve no doubt that our fans will support me without question given it is Marcus Rashford,”

Henderson wrote.

“What Marcus has done over the last 12 months is incredible. He has battled against food poverty, given a voice to kids who otherwise wouldn’t have one and used his own reputation for the benefit of others. Every bit of praise that has come his way, and every award he has won as a result, is not only deserved, it probably doesn’t do him justice.

“Andy Robertson made a rare good point when he said Marcus would become the first United player to receive a standing ovation from the Anfield crowd. For obvious reasons this can’t happen, but I hope Marcus knows that everyone at Liverpool Football Club has total respect for him.

“It’s not always fair that footballers are charged with providing an example for the rest of society – we are just young lads who are fortunate enough to work in sport when it comes down to it – but there is no question that Marcus is an example for everyone.

“I count myself fortunate to have him as a teammate with England, but today that will count for nothing and knowing Marcus he wouldn’t have it any other way. This is a day for rivalry and it is a day for those of us in Liverpool red to give everything we have for our cause because that is exactly what this fixture demands.”

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