Liverpool boosted their top four ambitions in the English Premier League on Saturday with a thumping 5-0 win at home to Watford.
Mohamed Salah produced one of his best performances of the season to inspire the victory, scoring four of the five goals and assisting the other.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were at their attacking best and now sit seven points ahead of fifth placed Chelsea and two points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur having played a game more than both.
Fans were delighted with the performance and result but did have one bone of contention after the 90 minutes – the performance of midfielder Jordan Henderson.
Many feel he isn’t playing to the standard required in the middle of the park, misplacing a number of passes that left supporters hoping for an upgrade on the captain in this summer’s transfer window.
Is it a harsh assessment or do they have a point?
Fans took to Twitter to discuss his role in Klopp’s starting eleven…
— ScouseDogBitesBack (@alidan51) March 18, 2018
Jeez, how good would #lfc be if it wasn't carrying four lower-skilled passengers? Gomez, Henderson, Wijnaldrum & Can.
— Mike Miller (@SmartGolfBets) March 18, 2018
— N8 🇬🇾 🇯🇲 (@N8vaWalkAlone) March 18, 2018
A player that can not perform in a comfortable win, how will he perform in a closer tie? Henderson for me is the only weak link in the starting 11. #LFC
— Fawad Parvez (@fawadparvez) March 18, 2018
When you win 5-0 things like this go unnoticed. This team is desperately crying out for a defensive midfielder that can pass and play under pressure. Henderson isn't that person. #LFC https://t.co/4fRi3E4bSl
— Enam Anfield (@ahmede1) March 18, 2018
We need to sell Henderson to Watford or Stoke… There's no way this dude gonna be playing with Keita in that midfield… Klopp can't be that deluded I want to assume… We need top CM playing with Keita in that midfield behind mane, Salah Firmino 🔥🔥 #LFC
— SJohnson (@sheeun11) March 18, 2018
Lets forget about Salah for a min.
Whats your thoughts on Henderson's performance tonight?
I personally think he should be dropped against City. Mistakes like the ones he did today will be punished by the likes of Aguero, De bruyne and Silva. #LFC #LIVWAT
— Zaid Shahin (@Dr_ZaidShahin) March 17, 2018
— Ankit Sharma (@ankitliv) March 17, 2018
Henderson is utterly useless, if he does manage to not lose the ball one has to question his decision making progress under any from of pressure. Rarely chooses best option #LFC
— A P (@playziam) March 17, 2018