Twitter reacts to Jordan Henderson’s importance to Liverpool
It was another abject day at the office for Liverpool as the Reds suffered a third loss in four games following the winter break.
Jurgen Klopp put out a reasonably strong side but goals from Willian and Ross Barkley condemned the Reds to another defeat as the Merseysiders crash out of the FA Cup.
One of the major points discussed after the loss to Watford was the lack of impact Liverpool’s midfield had on the game. It was on show once again here as the Reds midfield played second fiddle to Chelsea.
The likes of Fabinho never got going while Adam Lallana and Curtis Jones showed some good touches but lacked penetration. Klopp took off Lallana and Curtis Jones in the second half for James Milner and Mohamed Salah. It didn’t really make much difference as the midfield failed to connect the attack to the defense.
With an appalling lack of influence in the middle of the park, a number of Liverpool fans called out for captain Jordan Henderson to return to the lineup.
The Liverpool skipper is a man both hated and loved in equal measure. Not the most glamorous of players, he performed the crucial job of connecting the different elements of the Reds team. Most of all he brought leadership to a team that sorely lacked it today.
Henderson picked up an injury against Atletico Madrid and is once again set to sit out Saturday’s match against a struggling Bournemouth side. Whether he makes it in time for the UEFA Champions League second leg against Atletico Madrid or not remains to be seen.
Liverpool needs just 12 more points to claim their first league title in 30 years. A victory on Saturday will ease the pressure on a side that has faltered of late.
We take a look at how some Liverpool fans reacted on Twitter to Henderson’s absence below.
Liverpool fans call out to Henderson after Chelsea loss
Lost 3 out of 4 without Henderson, When will people start to rate him?
— Paddy (@paddyfannin) March 3, 2020
Looking shakey. Everytime we have a break he have a major blip . Henderson needs to get back in and sort this midfield out
— Mick Dunn (@MikeDunn92) March 3, 2020
These last two defeats could be very problematic. we’re already starting to look like the “old Liverpool” running away from players instead of at them and making crunching tackles, and without Henderson our midfield is atrocious. Need to get our heads right again and quick #lfc
— Alex Horsfield (@horsfield_alex) March 3, 2020
Dear Jordan Brian Henderson,
I’m so sorry for ever doubting you and thinking you weren’t good enough for this club you’re the most important player and we miss you so much and we need to back, I’m willing to give you my hamstring for an apology
Love you, Callum xxxx pic.twitter.com/hLZu46M9zt
— – (@callumlfc10) March 3, 2020
If Jordan Henderson wants my hamstring I’ll give it him.
— YNWA (@LordSadio) March 3, 2020
That’s 3 defeats in 4 now for us, have Liverpool become too complacent?
Jordan Henderson seemingly a bigger miss the longer he’s out… agree? pic.twitter.com/KXyGLcS3z1
— LFCVine (@LFCVine) March 3, 2020
I can’t believe I’m saying this but without Jordan Henderson this team doesn’t tick.
— Laurie (@LFCLaurie) March 3, 2020
We are in 2020 where football is a team sport but Liverpool football club are still dependent on just one man Jordan Henderson, the best midfielder in the PL.
Its not Asteroid or Virus they should worry about, It's his return, he alone can save them from literally anything. pic.twitter.com/z8YAeoNrQs
— ُ (@BlancoAbhi) March 3, 2020
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Again, loads of poor performances, but Fabinho’s form is a big worry. With Henderson out, he has to be much better. He’s been pretty crap in every game since he returned.
— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) March 3, 2020
Top reds are really using this as an opportunity to run Henderson PFA POTY propaganda. We can't beat them ffs.
— Ahmed (@ahmedIfc) March 3, 2020