Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson put in a captain’s display against Bayern Munich last night.
The 28-year-old made sure that the Bundesliga side were restricted to very few chances during the game, helping to protect the makeshift centre-back partnership of Fabinho and Joel Matip.
Manager Jurgen Klopp praised Henderson after the match for his excellent performance:
“Hendo did a brilliant job there, it was unbelievable how many balls he won back and stuff like that. It was a fantastic game from him – but that’s actually what we expect as well.”
Fans on Twitter were mostly in agreement with the manager’s assessment of the Liverpool captain:
And Henderson was MOTM tonight! Covered every blade of grass 👌🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 #LFC
— Karan Kohli ੴ (@kskohli92) 19 February 2019
Looked like Henderson was finally free of niggling injuries last night quality performance #LFC
— Lee Ali (@leeali86) 20 February 2019
Where’s the credit for Henderson? Oh.. you’re quiet now? #LFC
— Just Gaz™ 2K19 🔴⚪️ (@gazzasymons) 20 February 2019
— Conor Gilmurray (@ConorGilmurray) 19 February 2019
Henderson has been magnificent tonight #LFC
— Michelle O’Kane🌈🌈🔴 (@michellemcbain) 19 February 2019
Henderson . Phenomenal
Lads having a massive game . Come on Reds #LFC
— Abo Gouda (@AmrSharafElDen) 19 February 2019
Captain Henderson has been immense 👏🏽 #LFC
— Dijk (@LFC_Nelson) 19 February 2019
By far Jordan Henderson’s best game in a Liverpool shirt this season but it shows what he is capable of and brings to the team. I feel as though he plays better when captaining the side because he seems to up his game to another level 🤔 #LIVBAY #LFC #UCL pic.twitter.com/XF9IF1FAWX
— Rav (@rav23ldn) 20 February 2019
Henderson man of the match💪 #LFC
— 𝕁𝔸𝕀 (@Jai_10_) 19 February 2019
No @LFC player readily answers the call when needed more than Henderson. No other PL player shows more pride in wearing the captains armband than Henderson. No other player will run till he drops like Hendo does. So leave the player alone. #LFCBAY #LFC #Henderson #YNWA pic.twitter.com/LvLbw6Tpav
— Robin McNamara ⚽️🔴 (@robbiemac72) 20 February 2019
While Henderson may have shined last night, the Reds would have been disappointed by their wastefulness in front of goal. They lacked a cutting edge in the final third but they will have been happy to keep a clean sheet heading to Germany.
The fact that Bayern had their first shut out of 2019 demonstrates Liverpool’s bluntness in attack and they will be hoping for an improved performance in front of goal when they face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.