Henderson had the chance to play in a team with Wijnaldum and Fabinho on their prime and with the best front 3 in Mane-Firminho-Salah and Van Dijk/Alison in the back. Rice would have performed the same in that team.
Yet our team is nowhere near the level of Liverpool (yet). So we will need a better player.
Or let me rephrase, would you have taken Henderson as a starter in our team as improvement of Xhaka?
Yep, Henderson between 2017-2020 was dominating the likes of Bayern and Barcelona in the CL. He’s a lot more proven than Xhaka. Very disrespected player (as is Xhaka).