Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to criticise Jordan Henderson’s performance against Tottenham on Saturday, despite helping the Reds record a 1-0 win – their 20th victory from 21 Premier League games this season.
The England international was making his 17th Premier League start of the campaign in north London on Saturday, and proceeded to deliver an industrial performance as he and his teammates grabbed a narrow win to take back to Merseyside with them.
Impressively, the former Sunderland man completed 94.3% of his 88 passes, with one of them going down as a key pass.
Additionally, Henderson registered five successful tackles – more than any other player on the pitch managed to make – while also completing one dribble and winning one aerial duel.
Furthermore, the 29-year-old played a huge role in the game’s only goal, bravely heading the ball into Mohamed Salah under pressure from Dele Alli, before Roberto Firmino fired home almost immediately afterwards.
As a result, these Liverpool fans who criticised Henderson’s performance might be being a tad harsh in their review of the midfielder’s showing…
Can I just say. Henderson was way off it today.
Was possibly the worst player on the pitch for us.
This is in no way an insult to him, just looked tired and sluggish while passing. I was gutted to see it. #LFC
— The Anfield Effect (@AnfieldEffect) January 11, 2020
This fan with the username ‘The Anfield Effect’ said that Henderson was “way off it” against Jose Mourinho’s men, before adding that he was “possibly the worst” Liverpool player on the pitch – harsh words indeed.
Hendo had his poorest game in a long time, shows how high his standards have been though because still kept us ticking over with the ball.
— Tim Nuttall (@TimN1982) January 11, 2020
Another Liverpool supporter named Tim said that the No.14 “had his poorest game in a long time” – this fan did, however, mention that it shows how high his standards have been.
How terrible was Henderson today🙈
Gini was getting stick on these twitter streets but he was tired having to do 2 peoples job most of the game.
Still was fighting till the end.
Hendo shifted back into backpass mode because he was being pressured whenever he had the ball#lfc
— My Surname is Khan™ (@ejaz_k) January 11, 2020
He was weak against today’s opponents
— Daya Ramadu (@DayaRamadu) January 11, 2020
Elsewhere, another asked “how terrible was Henderson today” before also adding that the Englishman shifted into backpass mode whenever he was being pressed – in response to that tweet, Daya mentioned that the midfielder was “weak” against Spurs.
Henderson’s first poor game in a long time. Gini was boss tho, can be frustrating on the ball at times but I don’t understand how anyone can think he isn’t a key player. So important in the build up and out of possession
— Ollie (@LFC_Ollie) January 11, 2020
— Brian R (@BLOOMmusic) January 11, 2020
Lastly, Ollie said that it was “Henderson’s first poor game in a long time” while Brian noted that the Reds captain had a “shocker” in north London on Saturday evening.
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These supporters are entitled to their opinions of course, although judging by the statistics, Henderson actually did a good job and was influential to Klopp’s side recording yet another win – it must be said that these fans are wrong to criticise the England international.
In other news, these Liverpool fans heaped praise on this player who has got “a bit of everything in his locker”…