Many Liverpool fans were critical of captain Jordan Henderson for his display against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.
Jurgen Klopp selected an unchanged starting XI for the first time in two months, which meant that the 31-year-old kept his place alongside Fabinho and Thiago in midfield.
The Reds were looking to make it five wins on the bounce, having beaten Arsenal, FC Porto, Southampton and Everton since the November international break. They had the added incentive of potentially going top of the Premier League table, for a few hours at least, after West Ham United stunned leaders Chelsea in the lunchtime kick-off.
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However, Henderson’s SofaScore rating of 6.8 was the third-lowest of Liverpool’s outfielders on the day – only Diogo Jota (6.6) Mohamed Salah (6.5) ranked lower. Also, the Englishman was guilty of giving up possession on 12 occasions over the course of the game and won only one duel.
Klopp withdrew the Reds captain after 68 minutes, putting Divock Origi on in his place.
Here’s what a selection of Kopites on Twitter made of the 31-year-old’s “embarrassing” display at Molineux.
These Liverpool fans frustrated with Henderson
“Matip, Henderson & Mané are incapable of passing today”
“Henderson is awful”
“Henderson is absolutely embarrassing”
“I respect Henderson for what he’s done but we need to start phasing him out”
“Get Henderson off he ruins anything decent”
“Henderson and Robertson battling it out to win the worst performance of all time competition I see”
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