The momentum is certainly gathering for Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson to be named player of the year.
As well as providing the assist for Sadio Mane’s goal against Norwich last night, the Reds skipper also delivered a pinpoint diagonal ball to Trent Alexander-Arnold in the second half, which Xabi Alonso would have been proud of:
Hendo’s pass to Trent last night.😍 pic.twitter.com/J0YgoNq1gj
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) 16 February 2020
Needless to say that supporters on Twitter were praising Henderson’s passing range:
If this was KDB, media would be all over it
— DonHendo🏴 (@V1Hendooo) 16 February 2020
— Sam (@SamuelAdams89) 16 February 2020
— Luke Richards (@LukeRichards93) 16 February 2020
— Dat Boy There (DBT) (@AreOhBe85) 16 February 2020
Player of the seoson so far
— Abdisalam (@Abdisalam1431) 16 February 2020
What a pass
— Doubters to believers (@mustapha_chaki) 16 February 2020
Master of long pass, hendo.
— edo-wardo sunodeno (@edowardosunoden) 16 February 2020
Ridiculous pass. He’s taking a lot more risks with his passing this season. 👌
— The Chamaco (@chamaco_the) 16 February 2020
hE onLy PaSseS sIdE wAyS 🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Kai (@Kai66555) 16 February 2020
His vision to pick up TAA..just wow..
— Dran Ateral (@Dran268) 16 February 2020
— Timmy Ryan (@TimmyRy23409346) 16 February 2020
That is something Xabi would be proud of
— bernard lee yook mun (@bernardleeym) 16 February 2020
Henderson has always been a decent passer of the ball, despite being criticised for sideways and backwards passing in the past, but the main difference over the past twelve months has been his consistency.
He is supremely confident at the moment, and that is reflected in the type of balls he is delivering to his teammates. Whether he is playing in the number 6 or number 8 role, the Liverpool talisman is making an impact in the final third of the pitch and long may it continue.