Jordan Henderson is not loved by the entire Liverpool fanbase as some believe that he does not provide the quality required in the middle of the park.
However, during Tuesday night’s Champions League clash against Red Star Belgrade, the midfield put in a dismal display, and it was certainly not down to Henderson.
The club captain was left out of the match in Serbia due to injury, and manager Jurgen Klopp selected a trio of Georginio Wijnaldum, Adam Lallana and James Milner.
The overall performance from the Reds was passive and disjointed, which meant that Red Star’s surprise 2-0 victory was much deserved.
Henderson has missed Liverpool’s last four fixtures, but he is closing in on a return to fitness following a hamstring injury.
It is unclear whether the midfielder will be passed fit for this weekend’s Premier League game against Fulham, but plenty of fans believe that he can solve the team’s current woes.
The praise for Henderson completely contrasts the regular criticism that he seems to receive from groups of Liverpool supporters.
— Nizaam Cassiem (@niz86lfc) November 7, 2018
— DMF88 (@DMF884) November 7, 2018
We need Henderson back ASAP.His importance is only known when he’s not playing
— Ashvin Raj ?? (@Ashvin11LFC) November 7, 2018
— Bramz (@NBramzz) November 7, 2018
Absolutely need Henderson. 8/10 games he plays pretty well compared to the rest of the team who have maybe 6/10.
— rituparan chatterjee (@pro_chat) November 7, 2018
Can’t believe even after tonight Jordan Henderson is still getting abuse when it was clear how much we missed him in midfield. He does the dirty work some uneducated can’t see and keeps everything under control. MASSIVELY UNDERRATED ? We go again UP THE REDS ✌️
— LFC NEWS HQ (@KopCentral92) November 6, 2018
All Henderson haters looking for someone else to blame. I think we missed him tonight. #LFC
— lee johnson (@lcjohno) November 6, 2018
Something is going wrong at LFC. Is that an effect of losing Jordan Henderson?
— Om (@SambilNgopiYuk) November 6, 2018