Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed the performance of his skipper Jordan Henderson in Tuesday’s 2-0 Champions League win over Porto, with the England midfielder delivering another impressive display in a more advanced role.
Henderson recently said he had been badgering Klopp to allow him more freedom to break into the final third and, after scoring as a second-half substitute at Southampton on Friday, he started and delivered a killer pass for Liverpool’s second goal.
“Hendo is a brilliant player. He obviously likes the position. We’ve not used him there for 3.5 years – sorry about that!” grinned Klopp.
“I’m glad he can show it. There were a lot of good individual performances,” he said.
Henderson has often played in a defensive midfield role, but with Brazilian Fabinho taking care of that responsibility, he is now able to push into advanced areas.