Liverpool eventually won out against Leeds United yesterday as they came out on top in an enthralling 4-3 game at Anfield.
Marcelo Bielsa’s team came to Liverpool all guns blazing and after a rocky start, settled into the game, looking a threat on the counter-attack throughout and pressing the Reds into mistakes.
Liverpool, though, eventually won out thanks to a Mo Salah penalty late-on. There was a number of fine performances in the Liverpool ranks, too, despite it being a nervy finish for the Champions.
One of the standout performers for the Reds was skipper, Jordan Henderson. The influential midfielder had only got a weeks full training under his belt but was thrust into the action by Jurgen Klopp. He repaid his manager’s faith in abundance, too.
Liverpool fans, then, were quick to sing the praises of Henderson on Twitter, with a number of supporters delighted with what they saw from their captain on the night.
When he left the pitch, Leeds have scored third goal. Hendo is irreplaceable at the moment, whatever he plays – as DM or CM.
— SamNikeng (@SamNikeng) September 12, 2020
Brilliant work I really missed him on the pitch for us. we could have conceded more goals if not for him
— AbdulAzeez (@AbdulAz43783657) September 12, 2020
Not his usual self due to injury etc but played well
— charlie (@charIieboIt) September 12, 2020
I wasn’t a big fan of him 2 years ago, but he is prob the most important player in the team. We play like shit without him. He is the leader, must start all games. Solid performance. If thiago comes, thiago and henderson is 100% guranteed starter.
— Scott (@TalentedThiago) September 12, 2020
Looked knackered first half, not 100%. Just getting the minutes back after a long injury so understandable.
Second half much better. Fab helped for a short period before he was subbed off. Overall, great to see him back
— Jonny Twiss (@Twiss95) September 12, 2020
Exactly what I thought. I expected a bit if rustiness tbh.
— Ousmane (@oussoulfc) September 12, 2020