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Should Jordan Henderson fear starting prospects again at Liverpool?

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Should Jordan Henderson fear starting prospects again at Liverpool?

Liverpool’s winning run in the Premier League came to an end on Sunday, as they could only draw 1-1 with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The Reds dropped points for the first time this season following a testing trip to their bitter rivals.

England international Marcus Rashford gave United the lead at the break after a poor first half from the visitors.

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Liverpool improved considerably after the break though and levelled through substitute Adam Lallana on 85 minutes.

Lallana came on for midfielder Jordan Henderson, who struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford.

He struggled in the same fixture last year and arguably, his starting prospects will have taken a bit of a hit following the encounter.

 

TBR’s view – Competition on for Henderson

Henderson had a hard time impacting the game in central midfield, and then struggled when moved out to a wide right position by Jurgen Klopp.

The German then replaced the £140,000-a-week man (Spotrac) with Lallana, who looked quite lively for the visitors.

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Awkwardly for England man Henderson, Klopp’s other two substitutes Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both improved the team after their introductions.

Last season captain Henderson very briefly lost his place in the side but fought off the competition to become a key cog in the machine in a more advanced position.

This term he’s completed 90 minutes just three times, and the likes of Keita and Lallana have points to prove and could seriously threaten Henderson’s place in the starting XI, with Fabinho a nailed-on starter and Gini Wijnaldum looking impressive.

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