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Liverpool fans single out Henderson for praise but are worried about captain’s suspension

Jordan Henderson has had an on-off relationship with Liverpool supporters since taking the captain’s armband from club legend Steven Gerrard.

The midfielder has not always been consistent on the pitch, plus injuries have caused a problem in recent seasons.

However, on Wednesday night, the England international was part of a slick midfield that helped orchestrate an impressive 3-0 victory over Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

Alongside James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the club captain helped play City off the park in the first half at Anfield, which was engulfed in a cauldron of noise from the home supporters.

The result gives Liverpool a huge advantage heading into the second leg at the Etihad Stadium, particularly as they avoided conceding an away goal.

Every one of Jurgen Klopp’s players stood up to be counted, and they were rewarded thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane.

In the build-up to the match, Liverpool fans had urged the manager not to start Henderson, but after the final whistle, opinion swiftly changed.

Some fans were also left concerned that the midfielder will be suspended for the second leg at the Etihad after he picked up his third yellow card of the tournament for a challenge on Raheem Sterling.

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