The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are still celebrating their club’s fantastic 5-2 win over Roma last night in the Champions League semi-final first leg. Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino scored two each and Sadio Mane chipped in with the other, although fans can’t help but agree with Mail on Sunday sports writer, Oliver Holt as he praised Jordan Henderson for his performance.
Good to see Jordan Henderson getting plenty of praise today. He was superb last night. Others scored the goals but there was no doubting that he was the leader of that Liverpool team.
— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) April 25, 2018
Holt would be right, as Henderson was phenomenal last night. The combative midfielder played his part in the Merseysiders’ fantastic win against Roma and despite the fact he stayed off of the scoresheet, his leadership qualities were there for all to see. Much like the first leg of the quarter-final clash against Manchester City, the 27-year-old was well in control of the midfield and allowed those around him and in front of him to express themselves on the ball.
The former-Sunderland man missed the second leg of Liverpool’s quarter-final against Manchester City through suspension but showed no signs of letting up when he came back into the side alongside James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was replaced by Georginio Wijalndum, owing to an early injury. The second leg at the Stadio Olimpico will be what every Liverpool fan has their eyes on next Wednesday as they target their first Champions League final in 11 years since they lost 2-1 to Milan in Athens.
You can read our resident Reds’ verdict on Holt’s comments here:
Along with Milner and Gini hunting in packs, but its
Bobby Firmino that makes us tick, he's the glue. 100% most underrated player in world football. #LFC
— Robbie Williams (@Dieselbegger) April 25, 2018
@OllieHolt22 @henrywinter saying it for yrs he’s underrated we’d have won the title if he didn’t get sent off in 2014 against city. Was a massive loss in the game against Chelsea. Hopefully we see him lift the trophy on may26th. MON DA POOL!!
— Denis Noonan (@denis_noonan) April 25, 2018
Add Milner to the list as well. A true players player who England could use in Russia.
— Kevin the Blue (@Kevin35416759) April 25, 2018
People raving about Naingollan for the past 3 years. He was made to look very average by Henderson.
— James Jeff Menzies (@menz2004) April 25, 2018
He’s been superb all season to be fair…
— Bal Mann (@BalMann15) 25 April 2018
He dominated De Rossi and Nainggolan
— Ollie (@Ollinho22) 25 April 2018
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indeed, Underrated warrior
— Alistair (@r_alistair) April 25, 2018