Liverpool’s midfielder Jordan Henderson stepped up to the plate and took a penalty in the shootout against Colombia on Tuesday night.
He was the only England player to miss in the dramatic end to a hostile game, but in the end it didn’t matter as England went on to win 4-3 and progress through to the quarter-finals.
And Liverpool fans rallied round their man after he showed the courage to take a penalty, and put in a heroic performance over the 120 minutes.
Here are the best reactions from Liverpool fans after the dramatic game in Russia:
Look at Jordan Henderson. Everyone flying off to celebrate and he's so relieved he didn't let #Eng down. This guy puts his heart and soul into it and would have been man enough to take all the blame if he had let them down. #3lions #WorldCup #ItsComingHome #LFC #Captain pic.twitter.com/38UkPeYkjb
— Mickey wants his say (@MickeysView) July 3, 2018
RT @clemente_carl: Despite his penalty miss – I thought Jordan Henderson was England's best player tonight – I really hope he hits top form with #LFC next season – as he will be paramount to our success.
— LFCMadison (@LFCMadison) July 3, 2018
— Chris Watton (@chris11watton) July 3, 2018
#lfc The truth of the matter is if Henderson had got really injured in that game… The fear and dread for the next game from most England fans would have been real.
That's how much he means!!!
— Paul (@gr33nbank) July 3, 2018
— Proper Chartist (@propermenshevik) July 3, 2018
Henderson all but confirmed his GOAT status by missing his penalty jus like the other GOATs …CR7, Messi and Modric, my captain!!! #lfc ????
— Gus Motsi (@Gus_Moltsy) July 3, 2018
— Emmanuel Hlubanyana (@ThelllTriplet) July 3, 2018
— Evans NELLI LFC (@appiahnelly) July 3, 2018
— Dan Tunna (@dantunna) July 3, 2018
One fan summed up what a lot of Liverpool fans were thinking when he pointed out Henderson’s reaction to Eric Dier’s winning penalty was to sink to his knees, and that he put his heart and soul into the team.
Another said he was England’s best player, despite the penalty miss, while another said he showed strength to step up and take a penalty.
We’d imagine Liverpool fans will be hoping they don’t have to endure another penalty shootout however, as Henderson moves on with his side to face Sweden on Saturday afternoon in their first quarter-final World Cup tie since 2006.