Plenty of Liverpool fans have been making the case for Jordan Henderson to be in the frame for PFA Player of the Year as the Reds opened a 22-point lead at the summit of the Premier League today.
The Reds captain made his mark on the 4-0 win over Southampton at Anfield, scoring the home side’s second goal and providing the assist for Mohamed Salah’s first of the afternoon as Liverpool racked up a 20th successive home win in the Premier League. [via Sky Sports]
Henderson has faced his share of criticism in the past at Anfield but was lauded by Jurgen Klopp after the recent win over Wolves and now has two goals in his last three league outings, having also scored at Molineux on January 23rd.
The 29-year-old showcased his ability with and without the ball against the Saints by playing two key passes in addition to his goal, while also making three interceptions (as per SofaScore). Alex Smith of The Mirror wrote: “Those calls to name his player of the season are just going to grow louder and louder”, adding that he received a standing ovation upon his late withdrawal for Adam Lallana.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter want to see Henderson being recognised with individual honours later his season, with one supporter lauding his performances as “unreal”:
Jordan Henderson better win player of the year. I'm not even joking. The blokes playing out of his skin.
— Nath #YNWA (@Nath_LFC_) February 1, 2020
Henderson with another goal and assist. Phenomenal season and surely in contention for PFA Player of The Year should he keep it up.
— Matthew Ordish (@MattOrdish) February 1, 2020
— Keith Lowney (@keith_lowney) February 1, 2020
Jordan Henderson is the Premier League Player of the Year at this point
— Cháse Hartman (@Chase_Hartman23) February 1, 2020
Give Jordan Henderson player of the season now.
— Anika (@AbedinOfficial) February 1, 2020
Jordan Henderson case to be on the shortlist for PFA Player of the Year just keeps getting stronger with yet another masterclass! The captain has been absolutely superb this season and is the heart and soul of the league leaders. @LFC #LIVSOU #underrated #PremierLeague
— Chas Messman (@ChasMessman) February 1, 2020
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