Jordan Henderson played brilliantly for the Reds against Southampton on Friday night – it’s okay, if you’ve doubted him, the captain has proved many people wrong.
BBC pundit Paul Ince has been waxing lyrical about Liverpool’s number 14, saying that the midfielder has shown his class in his reaction to starting on the bench.
Speaking on Match of the Day, the former England midfielder said that Henderson is setting a great example.
“When he came on, like a true professional that he is, he set an example,” Ince told Match of the Day. “I thought he was outstanding. It’s easy to come on when you’re not playing and sulk. But Jordan was like, ‘no, it’s not just about me, this is about the team’.
“It was a Bryan Robson-esque run into the box [for his goal]. You don’t see this anymore from midfield players. Box-to-box. This is a goal he thoroughly deserves because his performance warranted it.
“Here [for his celebration], I never have seen him go this mad. It’s like a man possessed. You can see what it means to him. He is saying to Klopp, ‘I want to start, I’m captain of the football club‘”.
At times this season it has appeared Henderson has been frustrated with his lack of involvement, but it’s nice to see that some in the media like to focus on the positives too.
Too often we’re bogged down by stuff like Hendo ignoring Jurgen Klopp when he asked for a handshake so it’s nice to focus on something positive for a change.