Garth Crooks includes Liverpool star in TOTW, despite saying Reds 'keep trying to write him off'
Garth Crooks has heaped plenty of praise on Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson – despite claiming the club “keep trying to write him off”.
Liverpool and newly-promoted Brentford played out an enthralling 3-3 draw in London on Saturday. The Bees thoroughly deserved a point.
Goals from Mo Salah, Diogo Jota and Curtis Jones was not enough to secure three points. Ethan Pinnock, Vitaly Janelt and Yoane Wissa all netted.
Henderson, 31, got the first assist of the night – supplying a pinpoint cross for Jota to head Liverpool into the lead. But the Reds shared the spoils.
Speaking in his BBC Team of the Week column, Crooks was full of praise for Henderson – but suggested Liverpool have tried to write the midfielder off.
“Liverpool keep trying to write this lad off but when the Merseysiders hit the buffers, and they did against Brentford, Henderson is the one player they can depend on to see them through the crisis. An exceptional professional,” Crooks told his most-recent column.
Crooks on Henderson: Liverpool star just as important as ever
Henderson embodies everything it means to be a Liverpool player. He completely and utterly gets it – despite being a Sunderland product.
His passion, determination and loyalty not only gives Liverpool another dimension in midfield – but it is infectious for his teammates.
It breeds desire from his Liverpool players. Trent Alexander-Arnold, for example, would hardly be the same player without Henderson around.
He is the perfect example to show that you do not need all the quality in the world to be one of the most-influential players in the Premier League.
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