It’s been a long time coming, but Jordan Henderson may finally be starting to get more credit after a superb display for England last night.
The LFC captain was spreading perfect long balls around all night long and had an excellent long-range effort saved as he dominated the midfield and got at the heart of everything England did in their win over Tunisia.
You can see some of his video highlights below, with ITV pundits Martin O’Neill, Lee Dixon and Gary Neville all purring over his display and big improvement.
Some of us have noticed him doing this for some time, but hey, better late than never, right?
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 18, 2018
The pundits weren’t the only ones full of praise, with most of Twitter agreeing he looked like Andrea Pirlo last night.
While that may be a bit of a stretch, it’s fair to say players like Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick get obscene amounts of praise based on similar performances, so this recognition of Hendo’s efforts is long overdue:
Jordan Henderson , English pirlo
— Har (@hughesharryy) June 18, 2018
Henderson was MOTM imo
— AL. (@Bxllinho) June 18, 2018
Scholes and Pirlo made a living out of playing like Henderson did last night. Interesting how Henderson isn’t quite good enough and the other 2 are Gods of football in a lot of people’s eyes.
— Scott Wylie (@Scott_Wylie) June 19, 2018
don’t get how people don’t rate henderson his passing was brilliant again tonight if pirlo pinged a few of those passes everyone would be whacking one out over it!
— Mr Red (@SpectrumAudioRJ) June 18, 2018
Silly man are expecting Henderson to be a combo of Pirlo and Gattuso
Let the man live, he played good #ENG
— Cornelius Fillmore (@DHWalcott) June 18, 2018
— Mitch (@mitchwood1) June 18, 2018
Jordan Henderson was underrated tonight #motm
— Ricci (@RicciGoldswain) June 18, 2018
Henderson MOTM for me tonight. Was class.
— Shaun Plummer (@SPlummer87) June 18, 2018