Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson plays sensational 50-yard ball for England U-21s

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is emerging as a key player for both his club and the England Under-21s.

After a fine performance in Liverpool’s draw at Manchester City on Sunday, Henderson was one of the star performers for England Under-21s as they swept aside Sweden 4-0 on Tuesday evening.

It is a far cry from last season when Henderson struggled in his first season at Anfield and comes just days after the Liverpool man was named England Under-21 player of 2012.

Henderson’s finest moment against Sweden Under-21s came when he pinged a sensational 50-yard pass to Thomas Ince to win a penalty.

Ince, a former Liverpool youth player, would score after Josh McEachran had seen his spot kick saved but Henderson’s special pass deserves a good look and can be seen on the video and then GIF below.