Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Henderson display for England
By Amir Mir
Jordan Henderson captained England for the first time in their 0-0 draw against Slovenia – and Liverpool fans on Twitter were pleased to see him lead the side but were critical of his performance.
Midfielder Henderson was given the captain’s armband in place of regular skipper Wayne Rooney, who was dropped to the bench my interim manager Gareth Southgate.
The Three Lions produced a timid display in their World Cup qualifier, as they were lucky to leave Slovenia with a point.
Reds supporters were pleased to see their player take the captain’s armband for his country, as he followed in the footsteps of Anfield legend Steven Gerrard.
However, one fan believes you would see the real quality of Henderson, if people stopped comparing him with Gerrard.
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Additionally, supporters felt it was not Henderson’s fault that England were so poor, after their 2-0 win against Malta on Saturday.
But certain sections of the Liverpool support felt their player was being found out on the international stage.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Not watching but reading that Henderson is being found out for being an average midfielder tonight? Could have told you that myself. #LFC
— Dale O'Donnell (@ODonnellDale) October 11, 2016
More people would see the Quality Henderson has and brings to a team if they stopped comparing him to Gerrard FACT ! #LFC
— ???????????????????????????????????????? (@LFCGrumpyfrog) October 11, 2016
— Liverpool For Life (@AnfieldAwaits) October 11, 2016
— THE_Terminator (@MysticBalaa) October 11, 2016
I've said it before and I'll say it again, Jordan Henderson is an absolutely terrible footballer. #lfc
— bayernoatcake (@bayernoatcake2) October 11, 2016
Great to see Henderson captaining England. #LFC players have been crucial to England these qualifiers
— LFC Vermont (@lfc_vermont) October 11, 2016
— Christian Heath (@caj_heath) October 11, 2016
Reds captain Henderson has played seven league fixtures for Jurgen Klopp’s men this term, scoring one goal and providing one assist.
He will return to Merseyside to prepare for the visit of bitter rivals Manchester United, when both sides clash on Monday night at Anfield.