Liverpool put in another commanding performance at Anfield on Sunday, overpowering champions Manchester City in a 3-1 victory.
Pep Guardiola’s side were carved apart in the opening quarter of the game, conceding twice in the opening 15 minutes despite largely controlling possession.
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A thunderous Fabinho opener was followed by goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane to move the Reds eight points clear at the top of the table going into the latest international break.
That third goal was assisted by a fantastic cross from Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson, who was preferred in midfield to James Milner and the in-form Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
It proved a sensible decision from Jurgen Klopp, and former Reds captain Jamie Redknapp singled out the Englishman for praise after the game.
In his column for the Mail, he wrote: ‘Not for the first time, he stood up and did his job, taking his club a step closer to their first title for 30 years.’
Indeed, a performance during which he was the only midfielder in red to make a key pass (per WhoScored), as well as chip in with five crosses and an assist, came just two weeks after his crucial goal against Tottenham as Klopp’s men came from behind to defeat their visitors on that day.
Henderson – who could become part of a select group to lead Liverpool to both domestic and European success – will go into England duty full of confidence with the prospect of lifting the Premier League in May looking highly likely.
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