Liverpool’s midfield has been horrible against Red Star this evening.
Gini Wijnaldum started as the holder, with James Milner and Adam Lallana either side – but none were capable of keeping the ball, pressurising the opposition or do anything creatively.
Jurgen Klopp had Naby Keita on the bench, but chose not to use him, with Jordan Henderson injured and unavailable. Fabinho also wasn’t brought on.
Fans on Twitter made the same point that when Liverpool badly struggle to control the game, they actually appreciate the value of our skipper.
Hendo isn’t the most creative option, but he ticks over possession, always wants the ball and at the very least provides energy.
We’re not sure what would have happened if he’d been fit, but perhaps he’ll get less constant stick the next time he’s holding our midfield and controlling the ball.
Really missing Henderson's sidepassing. We need someone who takes 100 touches and makes 100 passes in midfield each game. Like it or not, he will (or at least should) start most games when fit. We are too hollow in midfield otherwise.
— 👑 (@AnfieldAn) November 5, 2018
Boggles the mind that so many people can watch a midfield performance like tonight & genuinely not see how much it misses Jordan Henderson.
— And Could He Play (@andcouldheplay7) November 6, 2018
I miss Jordan Henderson. #LFC
— Joel (@JoelYNWA8) November 6, 2018
We're missing Jordan Henderson badly.
— Adam♦️ (@AdamHLFC_) November 6, 2018
Starting to think the much maligned Jordan Henderson is the second coming of Lothar Matthaus.
— calliniho (@worksopdanic) November 6, 2018
This game actually needs a Jordan Henderson don’t @ me
— Robbieeeee (@KloppsLegion) November 6, 2018
Anyone who ever again doubts Jordan Henderson's importance should be made to watch this game on an endless loop for 72 hours in a room with no windows.
— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) November 6, 2018