You can forgive Liverpool fans for being miserable this morning. Their draw with Everton yesterday was their fourth stalemate in their last six Premier League matches as they’ve let a ten point gap and they now find themselves 2nd. In the aftermath of the Everton tie, Jordan Henderson urged the fans to stay positive and got lambasted for it on Twitter.
"There’s still a long way to go. You’ve got to stay confident, stay positive – we’re still in the hunt and we’ll just concentrate on what we need to do."
Henderson acknowledges today's frustration but remains upbeat with nine #PL games left to play…
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 3, 2019
Even when Liverpool are playing their most entertaining, scintillating football their club captain gets a lot of flack, so for the 28-year-old to come out yesterday with messages to stay positive and stay confident on the Liverpool website was a brave move, as the Reds had a field day slating their captain. The abuse won’t faze Hendo, but it also won’t be stopping anytime soon either from the fans.
The supporters have been voicing their opinions for a long time that they don’t see Henderson as a worthy captain. The Anfield faithful would give Virgil van Dijk the captain’s armband in a heartbeat and cannot understand why Jurgen Klopp continues with Henderson as a captain or as a starter. He’s yet to score a single goal or register a single assists in all competitions this season, and with every appearance he makes they find themselves questioning what he brings to the side.
You can read the Kopites’ thoughts on Hendo here:
We won't win the league with henderson in the team , he does nothing but run around shouting, never gets in shooting positions and never has assists
— Me (@rob_chau) March 3, 2019
Please give armband captain to Van Dijk
— Pete. (@Pete_309) March 3, 2019
I’ll be confident once you stop starting games
— Ben lfc (@be02458209) March 3, 2019
Please bin this man I don't want to see him anywhere near the team
— Jàck (@Jackinho666) March 3, 2019
Henderson is a joke he showed urgency and passion 30 seconds to go in extra time. What a pathetic captain.
— Convrz (@ConvrzApp) March 3, 2019
If he's any sort of a leader he should offer the armband to vvd.tell klopp he can't handle it.ffs the captain plays every game not every second one.stand up and have a chat with klopp and be honest tell him vvd is the captain
— Peter (@Peter68898035) March 3, 2019
Hows this guy is our captain??? Nd why klopp is using him in midfield?? Whats his contribution??? Whole season whats his contribution??? pic.twitter.com/KetdGZ93xs
— M.SOYEB DEGMASTER (@dr_msoyeb) March 3, 2019
Henderson was in the team today??? He was captain??? I watched the whole game, a Merseyside Derby, and I didn't see him make any impression. He would not even get on the bench of any of the top 6 premiership teams.
— Dave (@aka_willbodie) March 3, 2019
I can't believe this guy is our captain
— C. S. N (@SheriffNinson) March 4, 2019
The Kopites cannot understand how Henderson is still a starter and their captain and would love to see him dropped in both of those roles.
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