Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson has been criticised for his performance against Manchester United.
Henderson started the game as part of Liverpool’s midfield three but Jurgen Klopp’s men struggled to take control of the match. Eventually, Adam Lallana – who came on for Henderson – rescued a point with a late equaliser.
After struggling for England last weekend, Henderson had another poor game. The 29-year-old was operating in his familiar role alongside Gini Wijnaldum and Fabinho in the midfield.
But at times, he found himself out on the right-wing as Liverpool struggled to replace Mo Salah. Henderson was unable to make an impact on the game and he was axed with just less than 20 minutes remaining.
It is not the first time Henderson has come in for some criticism from the fans. The England midfielder normally bounces back but there are players breathing down his neck now. Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be hoping to take Henderson’s spot, as well as Lallana.
Here are some tweets from Liverpool fans reacting to Henderson’s performance against Man United at Old Trafford.
So you should. He’s an average player. Always has been. Don’t care if he’s lifted the champions league for us. He’s bang average.
— Sarah Orford (@Sarah_Orford) October 20, 2019
Never the captain. Decent player, but doesn’t do enough! No assists, no goals not many tackles….
— Ian04 (@DeeJay0401) October 20, 2019
When did Jordan Henderson last have a good game for Liverpool?
— PeteKopite (@PeteKopite) October 20, 2019
i was bored so i decided to check PL stats. Jordan Henderson has attempted 3 shots all season. 3???!! That’s the same number as Joel Matip and less than VVD, Trent and Robertson. What kind of midfielder is this
— EJ (@_enochjames) October 20, 2019
Why is Jordan Henderson still kicking ball for my club?
— Ahmed (@ahmedIfc) October 20, 2019
Klopp need to realise Jordan Henderson does not deserve to play ahead of all our midfielders the guy is just useless
— Nawu J Gwara (@smururi) October 21, 2019