The results have been impressive with Henderson’s form for club and country vastly improved, and ex-Liverpool midfielder Alonso thinks the 26-year-old has continued the good work for his former skipper.
“It looks like he’s taking that leading role in the changing room,” he told LFC TV.
“After Stevie [Gerrard] he got the captain’s armband and he said ‘guys I want to try to continue what he did’ and he’s managing it so far.
“I think that he has so much energy, he plays well and he’s very fit – not just as a holding midfielder but he’s able to get into the box and he’s becoming a very important player.”
Playing in Jurgen Klopp’s 4-2-3-1 formation, Henderson has taken up an important position in midfield, acting as the deepest-lying player in the middle of the pitch.
His influence is shown by the fact that ahead of game week seven he had completed more passes than any other player in the Premier League.
As well as dictating the tempo in midfield, Henderson has created 10 chances and scored a wonder-goal from distance in the 2-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season.
His form and leadership ability for Liverpool also earned him the chance to captain England in their 0-0 draw with Slovenia in a World Cup qualifier.
Henderson will face the sternest test of his game when Liverpool welcome rivals Manchester United to Anfield this evening looking to make it five league wins in a row.