Jürgen Klopp has assembled a Liverpool team unlike any other we’ve seen in some decades. The Reds at the moment are a well oiled machine, a unit that is greater than the sum of its parts. There is no room for superstar egos and maverick moves, instead each man must perform his role with the utmost discipline; few players embody this philosophy more than our captain. Despite the skipper’s immense contributions ESPN journalist Mark Ogden has claimed Liverpool should sell Jordan Henderson. He is indispensable.
Liverpool should sell Henderson
Mark Ogden is sure to ruffle a few Scouse feathers today. In a roundup with Gabriele Marcotti for ESPN the journo proposed that Liverpool should sell Henderson, saying:
“Out of Henderson and Wijnaldum, Henderson is the one I’d move…Right now he can still do it, but for how much longer?
“You’ll find an English club panicked enough to give you £20m for him, either this year or next year.”
Jordan Henderson just lifted the club’s first league title in 30 years, he is going nowhere.
The ex-Sunderland man hasn’t always been a popular figure at Anfield but under Jürgen Klopp he has been transformed into the perfect captain.
Hendo leads by example, charging down opponents until the final whistle, never relenting, even when the game is won.
Without the determination and ferocity of Henderson in midfield those around him wouldn’t be pressing the way that they do, he is a born leader, a born captain.
Versatility is key
Jürgen Klopp values versatility highly, if you have versatile players you can save money on transfers. Why buy a defensive midfielder when your centre mid can fill in there?
Hendo’s versatility has been key to Liverpool down the years, he recently drew acclaim for taking over the Fabinho role in the Brazilian’s absence.
During the winter months that the club was without Fabinho we saw the skipper in a deeper role, dictating play, breaking up attacks. He was phenomenal.
It would be nonsense to sell on Henderson, there’s not enough money in the world.
To sell him now would be to turn our back on all that he has done for us in the last few years, to come back from losing that final in Kiev to win it in Madrid was a phenomenal achievement.
He will go down as one of our greatest ever captains, fingers crossed he’ll retire at Anfield.