Few players get picked apart after every performance more than Jordan Henderson.
The Liverpool captain has become an easy target for keyboard warriors who lap up exposing his limitations.
It feels like Henderson still has to prove people wrong every time he plays – and against PSG this week he did just that.
Some Reds fans were dismayed to see the England man replace Naby Keita against the footballing equivalent of the Harlem Globetrotters.
But, alongside James Milner and Gini Wijnaldum, Henderson outfought and outplayed the French champions as Liverpool clinched a deserved victory.
Henderson does the dirty work better than most and in one short cameo underlined just how important he is to the Reds.
Liverpool’s high intent pressing style is the hallmark of Jurgen Klopp’s mantra and in 25 first-half seconds Henderson epitomised it.
In a scrappy segment of the game, he won the ball back three times in succession from Marquinhos twice and then Neymar.
Henderson can certainly got exposed – as he did during the World Cup semi-final against Croatia – but under the lights at Anfield against a big opponent he comes into his own.
We saw it on countless occasions during Liverpool’s run to the Champions League final last season and he looks like he’s picked up exactly where he left off.
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