Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson was as good as he’s ever been against Everton and his goal was just one moment in a world-class display at Goodison Park.
The skipper is a mixed bag at times and I understand he’s not everyone’s cup of tea in terms of playing style but you can’t deny he’s in great form at the moment.
It’s a recent turnaround from Hendo as he started the season quite slowly with ‘inconsistent’ the best way to describe his start to the new campaign. Having Thiago and Fabinho back in the engine room has made his life a whole lot easier.
It means he can go on those lung-busting runs to support Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold and the result was that Everton’s midfield became stretched. This in turn afforded Thiago even more space to spray passes and expose the home side’s defence.
According to Who Scored, Henderson had 73 touches, played two key passes including the one to assist Mohamed Salah’s first goal, had a 100% dribble success rate and had one shot on target which found the back of the net.
It was what you could call an efficient display as the Englishman was also fantastic with his counter-pressing and Thierry Henry was effusive in his praise after the game while speaking to Amazon Prime.
“There is something I want to say about Henderson,” said Henry. “He reminds me of Gareth Barry or a James Milner.
“I remember when he started. I didn’t think that he would be the player that he is. He’s not a guy you mention first when you talk about Liverpool.
“But I do and I do with some young kids because you all can’t be Mo Salah. You all can’t be Messi. But if you work hard, work ethic, your mind is in it and you are professional, then you can become Henderson.
“You can become the guy that lifts the trophy that Liverpool was waiting for a long time. The Premier League trophy.
“He was the guy. Liverpool winning the Champions League, he was lifting it. I know a lot of people won’t mention him. But this is the type of guy that you can try to copy – I am a massive fan of him.”