A rotated Liverpool side could only manage a draw in the English Premier League on Saturday, playing out a 0-0 stalemate with city rivals Everton in the Merseyside Derby.
With all eyes on Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg with Manchester City, yesterday’s match was something of a distraction for Jurgen Klopp, reflected with five changes made to his starting eleven.
The performance suffered as a result, especially in attack, with the Reds failing to create as many chances or be as clinical in front of goal with the likes of Mohamed Salah not in the side.
Some regular starters did play though. Jordan Henderson was one, but fans didn’t enjoy his display, criticising the midfielder for ponderous forward play that left them frustrated.
The Liverpool captain is suspended for the upcoming City clash, so the supporters disappointed with his weekend performance will get a reprieve mid-week, but will his absence be a detriment to their performance at the Etihad?
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
As much as that game didn’t matter a toss, it is quite disappointing to see us play so poorly. Solanke, Ings, Mane and Henderson were all disappointing. #LFC
— KopRich (@KopRich90) April 7, 2018
— Dark Machine (@DM2501) April 7, 2018
Henderson has been completely anonymous the last 20 minutes. #LFC
— Dhruv (@dhru_vvv) April 7, 2018
I would love to see how many of Henderson's passes today went to an Everton player. Total camal #LFC
— Kieran Hart (@kieran_hart69) April 7, 2018
Henderson should really shine in such games but nothing! #LFC
— Simon K. (@17on_gera) April 7, 2018
I can’t understand Jordan Henderson as #LFC captain. He’s been captain a while but is he the right man? I’m not sure…
— Dan Southward (@DanSouthward) April 7, 2018
Henderson is a fraud. #LFC
— Ditmir H (@MrDitmir_) April 7, 2018
I just don’t think there is a place for Henderson in the side anymore. The team has evolved beyond his talents. #LFC
— George Houssos (@HoussosG) April 7, 2018
— Stevey J (@SteveyJackman) April 7, 2018