Liverpool supporters have lavished praise on midfielder Jordan Henderson after his goalscoring display against Southampton on Friday.
The Reds leapfrogged Manchester City and returned to the top of the Premier League table by virtue of their 3-1 win at St Mary’s Stadium.
Henderson was introduced as a substitute by Jurgen Klopp on the hour mark with the scores at 1-1 and netted the goal to cap the victory for the Reds, latching on to an excellent Roberto Firmino cross and firing past Angus Gunn.
It was Henderson’s first goal since September 2017 and he celebrated it wildly, sprinting to the corner and being mobbed by his team-mates.
Liverpool have five games of the season remaining as they attempt to wrestle the Premier League title away from Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
And fans were delighted with Henderson’s display, as the captain helped inspire his side to a potentially vital victory on the south coast, having also provided the assist for Mohamed Salah’s second goal.
Take a look at the best of the reaction on Twitter below!
Slated Henderson against Tottenham but loved seeing how much that goal meant to him last night. Passion that.
— Anthony Rollo (@rollo_lfc) April 6, 2019
We #LFC weren't great last night #saintsfc were really strong for two thirds of the game and we got lucky.. But you need ? to win titles. Henderson is our Captain and showed it last night, changed the game with Milner. What a season this has been, whatever happens! ? #YNWA
— Chris Pybus ? (@ChrisPybus) April 6, 2019
As much as I don’t rate Henderson, last night he came on and changed the game. Unreal shift and deserved the goal. The passion he has for the club is second to none and that’s probably why he’s club captain. This is what we need from every single player for the last push? #YNWA
— Jack (@Jack_McNeill10) April 6, 2019
Jordan Henderson, captain, leader, legend
— Jake Selvester (@Jake_Selvest) April 5, 2019
Etihad is trembling from the Roar of my captain. Run Pep Run pic.twitter.com/9146Xm3rAG
— Henderson Ultra (@SocialChartered) April 6, 2019
Credit were credits due Henderson was a Captain tonight
— Billy Carney (@BillyCarney85) April 5, 2019
Want to know why Henderson is Captain?
— Sam (@SamioMane) April 5, 2019
Henderson is a completely different player when he’s not in DM.
Unreal since coming on. Hats off to the captain ??
— Shan (@Shannxo) April 5, 2019