By Amir Mir

Stan Collymore believes Liverpool duo Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana are “stepping up to the plate” after admitting he initially had doubts over them.

In his quarter-term report for Boyle Sports, Collymore praised the Reds “fantastic” start to the season under “super manager” Jurgen Klopp.

The Merseyside club are third in the league table, with 23 points from ten games, with only goal difference separating the top three side’s in the Premier League.

They recorded an entertaining 4-2 win at Selhurst Park on Saturday evening, as Klopp’s men have now picked up seven wins in their last eight league outings.

Broadcaster Collymore assessed Liverpool’s first ten games of the season, as he explained what has been going right and wrong for the club.

“A fantastic start for the Reds, Klopp has been the “super manager” who’s delivered a team so far in his own image,” Collymore wrote in his Boyle Sport column.

“Positives are a super charged camp; Lallana and Henderson stepping up to the plate when many, me included, doubted them. And also a lack of European football. Negatives are a flaky defensive unit.”

Midfielder Henderson has made ten league appearances for the Reds this term, scoring one goal and providing one assist.

By contrast his England teammate Adam Lallana has scored three goals and supplied three assists in the same number of games.

The title-chasers will now host an in-form Watford side at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, with the Hornets beating Hull 1-0 in their last fixture.

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