Danny Murphy raved about West Ham ace Declan Rice, when writing his weekly column for the Daily Mail, comparing the youngster to Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson.

The Hammers have really struggled this season. But Rice has been one of the few shining lights for the east London outfit.

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Declan Rice (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

The 21-year-old always turns up and delivers. And it’s a shame that most of his teammates haven’t shown the same determination, application and fighting spirit that he has this term.

And Murphy highlighted just how good he believes the West Ham midfielder is, when writing his weekly column for the Daily Mail:

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“I liken him (Rice) to Jordan Henderson because of his athleticism, power and attitude. Henderson improved every season and is now a Champions League-winning captain. Rice is on a similar path.”

Being compared to Henderson is a huge compliment for Rice.

The 29-year-old Liverpool skipper has been Mr consistent for the Reds over the past few years. And he has been a huge part of the Merseyside outfit’s incredible recent run.

In 25 Premier League appearances for Liverpool this season, Henderson has racked up 55 tackles, 24 interceptions, 148 ball recoveries and has won 56% of his individual duals (premierleague.com).

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Jordan Henderson (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Rice, meanwhile, has made 29 Premier League appearances. And during those outings, the West Ham ace has racked up 87 tackles, 61 interceptions, 249 ball recoveries and has won 56% of his individual duals (premierleague.com).

The Hammers ace is recording better defensive numbers than the Liverpool star.

He clearly has a big future in the game. And West Ham fans will be praying that he stays put in east London for the foreseeable future.

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