Jordan Henderson is the Liverpool captain, and a good one at that. However, his place in the heart of Liverpool’s midfield has constantly been under pressure from other players who are also very good. One such man is Fabinho.
He scored the third and final goal against Southampton to kill the game. His efforts may not always get as much admiration from the media and it’s Pundits. The trend may be changing now.
BBC pundit Noel Whelan, who played for Leeds in his day as a Striker has opened up about how he thinks Henderson is changing opinions across England.
“It’s not set in stone that he starts anymore, with Fabinho brought in to play the midfield anchorman role and he has looked so impressive in recent months,”
“But Henderson is the captain and a key member of the side.
“He came on with a point to prove against Southampton and his desire and energy was clear to see. He made a really big difference along with [James] Milner.
“I can see why some people might criticise Henderson, but his job is normally to close down space, win the ball, and give it to the attackers or the full-backs.
“To be honest, he’s been a far better player for Liverpool than I thought he would be. I thought £20million was an awful lot when he was signed from Sunderland. But he’s proved me wrong and I’m amazed how good he’s become, really. He’s a key man.”
– Noel Whelan