Liverpool fans have showered captain Jordan Henderson with praise after his performance against Salzburg on Tuesday.
The England international led his team to a 2-0 win against RB Salzburg in the Champions League to help them win Group E and advance to the next round of the competition.
The affair was branded as “like a final” by manager Jurgen Klopp, who came across as irritated during the build-up to the match in Austria.
With Fabinho suffering ankle ligament damage against Napoli at Anfield, Henderson stepped in the Brazilian’s boots as he took the defensive role in his absence.
This is a special Liverpool team with a selfless, inspirational captain.
Jordan Henderson has taken some knocks over the years but no-one can seriously question his value to the club now. #LFC https://t.co/caoy6XXvHs
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) December 11, 2019
During the affair, Henderson made 11 ball recoveries, made two tackles and accumulated a pass success rate of 84% (via FotMob). This helped his side keep a clean sheet and knock the Austrian side out of the Champions League.
Supporters were in awe of Henderson’s performances during the current campaign, making their feelings clear on social media.
Here you will find some of the many comments from Liverpool fans:
Playing the football of his life at the minute. He has been different class this season
— darrenmccaul (@DCaula) December 11, 2019
His passing and crossing has got so much better. Works so hard too 👍⚽️
— James (@JLFC34) December 11, 2019
My captain !
— Ian Clarke (@ianwclarke) December 11, 2019
Old school professional who doesn’t seek personal praise it all about the team.
A squad full of leaders (how many captains at the national level?) An amazing wealth of knowledge for TAA & Gomez to take on as they lead in the future
— KJ__2019 (@2019_kj) December 12, 2019
The long balls he and Lovren have been playing this season have been sensational. Undefendable
— Eoghan (@EoghanLondon) December 11, 2019
Hendo is amazing captain and very good player, fits very well into Klopp jigsaw. Important piece of that jigsaw. That is why after 4 years with Klopp he is still here, and captain for the whole time. And will continue to be.
— Aleksandar Skileski (@A_Skileski) December 11, 2019
He’s turned into a fantastic Captain. His hard work and determination has paid off..
— James Francis laye (@FrancisLaye) December 11, 2019
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