Henderson could win back some Liverpool fans with performance over Bournemouth

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has had his critics over the last few seasons.

The majority of the negative views have come from the club’s own supporters, with many feeling uneasy ever since the midfielder took the skipper’s armband from Steven Gerrard.

In the 2017-18 campaign, Henderson has missed seven games through injuries, but in total has played 32 matches in all competitions, including 23 in the Premier League.

At times, the England international has been accused by fans of being too negative in his approach by passing back or sideways as opposed to further forward.

However, on Saturday in a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth at Anfield, the 27-year-old put in a dominant display in the middle of the park.

Jordan Henderson stats against Bournemouth

Henderson committed the joint-most tackles of his team, alongside Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and also made some crucial interceptions to prevent the Cherries from getting back into the game.

The former Sunderland player was part of a three-man midfield, with Georginio Wijnaldum on the left and Oxlade-Chamberlain positioned on the right-hand side.

Over the last few months, Henderson has improved his defensive contribution, but is also beginning to set up attacks that benefit the forward trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

The club captain may not have won over every single Liverpool supporter, but he is taking all the right steps to do so.