Despite the fact that he is club captain, Jordan Henderson is not a universally-loved figure at Liverpool, with the midfielder often attracting a lot of criticism for his performances. Their Premier League clash on Saturday against Brighton was no different, with many Liverpool fans flocking to Twitter to destroy Henderson for his display in the middle of the park despite a 1-0 win. Much of the criticism seems to be aimed at Henderson’s lack of forward drive, with the perception that he passes sideways and backwards too much. That is understandable, but his role in the team is not to create things going forward, but to shore things up for the Reds. Obviously there are central midfielders who can do both, but Henderson is not one, and Liverpool fans seem to have a problem with that. In truth, some of the criticism seems extremely harsh, with Henderson having been a wonderful servant over the years, but the likelihood of it ever stopping is basically zero.
This is Futbol have rounded up some of the best tweets below.
Jordan Henderson is so poor it is unbelievable
— Chubb (@John__Chubb) January 12, 2019
Cannot get over how bad Jordan Henderson is
— Craig (@hxdsn) January 12, 2019
Henderson is to slow for the prem simple
— ??? (@LFCVinz) January 12, 2019
What does Henderson actually offer to this team
— ?? (@SadioIogist) January 12, 2019
Henderson’s been awful so far. Dreadful positioning and slow.
— Long|Live|LFC (@LongLiveLFC) January 12, 2019
Henderson is shockingly bad
— sylwek (@Sylwek_17) January 12, 2019
Not sure what Klopp sees in Henderson
— Timothy ??? YNWA (@mogaki) January 12, 2019