Liverpool missed out on the opportunity to secure their spot in the knockout stages of the Champions League as they surrendered a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Sevilla in Spain on Tuesday night, and Reds fans weren’t impressed with captain Jordan Henderson’s performance.
Following Spartak Moscow’s draw with Maribor earlier in the evening Jurgen Klopp’s side knew that a win would be enough to take them through to the last 16 with a game to spare, and they looked to be cruising to victory following a first-half brace from Roberto Firmino and goal from Sadio Mane.
However, a second-half double from Wissam Ben Yedder and an injury-time equaliser from Guido Pizarro gave the La Liga outfit a point, meaning the race for qualification will go down to the final matchday.
While Alberto Moreno didn’t have his best night against his former team, Henderson was equally poor in the middle of the park – as his stats from the night show.
Jordan Henderson vs Sevilla
0 tackles won
0 aerial duels won
— LFC Stats (@LFCData) November 21, 2017
Liverpool supporters were quick to have their say on the 27-year-old’s showing via social media and while one said he is the “core of the problem”, another said “how on Earth do some people actually rate Henderson?”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Please forgive me if you don't share the same opinion but Henderson is one of our major problems. Having that captaincy means he can't be benched when fit and that's hella foul. #LFC
— StevenGerrard'sSon ™ (@AttaBoi_Westy) November 22, 2017
Lovren > Henderson #lfc
— MADO #Klopp (@MADeveci17) November 22, 2017
Jordan Henderson is simple not good enough to be in the starting lineup, let alone captain. #LFC
— Hassan Anfield (@Junior__Agogo) November 22, 2017
Core of the problem is Henderson.. as a captain and a leader he isn't good enough.. I personally don't think he is a good enough player for #LFC full stop..
— Ian…… (@redian77) November 22, 2017
Henderson needs to be replaced ASAP in this team. #LFC
— #Blessed 🌞 (@ariez12reds) November 22, 2017
How on earth do some people actually rate Jordan Henderson? It’s just baffling, he brings nothing to the side, not captain material and is simply not good enough. #LFC
— TheFootballGram_ (@TheFootballGram) November 21, 2017
Not a big fan of Henderson .. never have been.. not worthy to wear the red shirt let a lone be captain #lfc
— 🅣Ⓡ🅤Ⓢ🅣 Ⓘ🅝 Ⓚ🅛Ⓞ🅟Ⓟ (@TEE_70) November 21, 2017
We're sacrificing Emre for Henderson, it'll look like a poor decision in the near future. Just hope Klopp looks for an upgrade on JH, need better. #LFC
— Mo (@MomoyoyoLFC) November 21, 2017
Henderson put in his worst ever performance tonight when we needed him, Gini was his steady self and Phil isn't a CM, Benega and Co had a free run #LFC
— Chris Burn (@redbhoyburn) November 21, 2017