Some Liverpool fans applauded Jordan Henderson for his performance vs Everton on Wednesday evening. The captain was fantastic on the day.
Jordan Henderson couldn’t really have done more to get Liverpool going vs Everton. He raced out of the blocks, pushing the Reds into a 2-0 lead.
Henderson had it at 1-0 inside ten minutes, curling home a finish from outside the box with his weaker foot. It was a brilliant moment and one that deserves praise in any game – let alone the derby.
And the captain helped double that lead just 10 minutes later. It was his pass into the channel for Mohamed Salah that the Egyptian controlled and curled past Jordan Pickford.
Henderson created at least three chances in the game. He set up Salah’s goal before a really nice lofted pass for Sadio Mane in the first half. Liverpool’s no.10 couldn’t quite get enough power on the header, however.
He took a quieter role in the second half but Henderson still nearly created another. His cross was diverted just over the bar from a defender.
That quieter role saw the Liverpool captain help control the midfield vs Everton. Henderson pressed hard while consistently moving into space for passes – the way he drifted inside and out of Salah was fantastic. It meant that only Trent Alexander-Arnold saw more of the ball than Henderson.
All in all, this was a great performance and one that caught the eye of Liverpool fans. They took to Twitter to hail Henderson for his display vs Everton.
Jordan Henderson shines for Liverpool vs Everton
We had Henderson down as one of Liverpool’s best performers against Everton. The feeling that this was a particularly standout display from the captain might be a bit much, though.
Certainly, he was fantastic and deserves praise. But Henderson is actually having a pretty brilliant season, contributing across the pitch in virtually every game right now.
For instance, he’s creating 1.5 chances per game right now in the Premier League. That’s higher than any of his season averages under Jurgen Klopp.
Throw in his average of at least one tackle or interception per game and it’s clear what Henderson brings. He’s been a key player for a long time now but the captain is arguably having his best season yet.