Liverpool have taken a big step towards booking a spot in the group stages of the Champions League after recording a 2-1 win at Hoffenheim in the first leg of their playoff on Tuesday night.
The Premier League outfit shaded what was an entertaining contest from Germany, with a free kick from Trent Alexander-Arnold and own goal from Havard Nordtveit proving enough to secure an advantage ahead of the return at Anfield next Wednesday.
After the match, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson told BT Sport that his team were pleased with their overall performance, but the midfielder’s comments have not gone down too well with some Liverpool fans.
Henderson, 27, is fast closing on 250 appearances for the Reds following a 2011 move from Sunderland, but there are still some Liverpool supporters that doubt his credentials to be a captain.
Indeed, a number of the club’s fanbase have taken exception to Henderson’s comments after the match, with some of the opinion that the Englishman is not currently worthy of a place in Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 16, 2017
Liverpool will have good performance if he remains on the bench
— Sabri08!!!ZAGA (@zagasabri) August 16, 2017
I really don't see how Henderson is even starting? He's so inconsistent and pretty dull ? #sorrynotsorryliverpool ??
— Jack Little (@_JackLittle) August 16, 2017
Need you to step up next Wednesday more than ever Captain
— Sadioinho (@Sadioinho) August 16, 2017
Wow… what fantastic insight… YOOSLISS!!! LFC Past Capts: Hansen, Dalglish, Hyppia, Barnes, Ince, Gerarrd and then… THIS??? F my life!
— RB (@KingKopite) August 16, 2017
Ask him where he watched the game last night!!
— Ted Harrison (@TedHarrison5) August 16, 2017
They were not that good.
— Boris Karloff (@willscarlet2323) August 16, 2017
Sell the snake
— الاياب الانتحاري (@1997mehdi1997) August 16, 2017
It was hardly a good performance.
— Adam McGrellis (@admc040) August 16, 2017