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"Outstanding, sensational": Henderson makes BBC Team of the Week

It was an impressive performance from Liverpool at the weekend. The Reds battered Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth 3-0 at Dean Court on Saturday. Jürgen Klopp’s men were thoroughly impressive throughout, not giving the hosts a sniff throughout the game. The skipper was in fine form and as a result Jordan Henderson has been named in the BBC Team of the Week.

Jordan Henderson was named in the BBC Team of the Week by Garth Crooks. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

The Liverpool captain pulled out a sublime long ball for the Reds’ first goal of the game, lofting the ball over the top for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to prod home.

Garth Crooks picked Henderson in the BBC Team of the Week, saying of the midfielder:

“This player has been outstanding for Liverpool during the past few weeks and continued his excellent form against a Bournemouth side that were never in Liverpool’s class. Jordan Henderson’s pass for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to score was sensational.”

What RTK has to say

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Hendo often goes unnoticed by pundits. Every now and then there’ll be a token discussion saying he’s very important then the analyses moves on for another couple of months.

The reality is that Henderson is critical to the success of his side. With Fabinho absent until the New Year, the captain has filled in as our deepest lying midfielder.

The skipper fulfilled the defensive midfield role without fuss, breaking up play and dictating the tempo of the game from the base of midfield.

In games when we are dominating possession – the Reds finished the game with 74% of the ball – we need our defensive midfielder to keep recycling possession effectively, to be positive on the ball. Henderson gave us all of that on Saturday and he gives it every week.

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