Many football fans have given their thoughts on Micah Richards’ belief that Jordan Henderson is world-class.
The England international has been the Liverpool captain for a number of years now, but it seems he hasn’t convinced everyone of his quality.
Richards was speaking on BBC 5 Live Sport when he said: “Henderson is world-class & a lot of his work goes unnoticed”.
Henderson, 29, lifted the Champions League back in June and was the first Liverpool man to do so since Steven Gerrard. However, a Manchester City fan has alluded to the idea that Gareth Barry was never thought of as world-class, whilst another fan believes he is at the same level as Mark Noble.
Many other supporters have touched on how the Englishman can’t be in the category of world-class if he does not start every game. Indeed, despite wearing the armband, Henderson only started 21 Premier League games and eight Champions League ties last year.
The midfielder is certainly a player that splits opinions and here’s what the fans have had to say in response to Richards’ claim…
World Class: a player who makes it into the first team of the top club in every country.
— wayoutwest8 (@wayoutwest8) November 19, 2019
Simple answer – no. Gareth Barry was consistently brilliant for years, if he won the champions league no one would say he was world class
— Phil Battersby (@DiinamoNW) November 19, 2019
Biggest load of rubbish I’ve heard. He’s on the same level as Mark Noble.
— Tom (@tomrmc93) November 19, 2019
He’s decent but never world class
— freddie thomas (@freddiethomas4) November 19, 2019
No. End of discussion.
— George (@VintageDidier) November 19, 2019
World class get a grip
— Glazers Out (@NoMoreGlazers) November 19, 2019
If Henderson winning UCl make him a world class then Mikel obi is a world class get your facts right ..
— mortenn (@Morten404011) November 19, 2019
World class 😂😂😂! Football world gone mad man!
— Bruce Neves (@bruzza9) November 19, 2019
World class 🤣🤣🤣🤣 absolutely embarrassing, he is a West Ham standard player who just plays in a system and team that don’t allow him to get exposed very often. Same as TAA another bang average player. Matip as well looks world class in that Liverpool team but he clearly isn’t
— Damien (@ClinicalChippy) November 19, 2019