Steven Gerrard's goals stole the headlines as Liverpool edged AFC Wimbledon in an entertaining FA Cup third round clash.
Yet fellow midfielder Jordan Henderson's industrious display was every bit as crucial to Liverpool's 2-1 win, and showed why he is in the view of many a candidate at least to one day become club captain.
The England international led the way with 106 touches of the ball, more than any other player on the pitch.
Barring one game against Aston Villa this season in which he had 136 touches, it was higher than in any match he has played this season.
Henderson also performed strongly from a creative perspective, putting his time on the ball to good use. He made five key passes, the highest in the Liverpool team, more than Coutinho (4) and Steven Gerrard (2).
The midfielder was less productive in front of goal, failing to hit the target with each of his two attempts on goal.
To be regarded like Gerrard he will need to become more clinical in this area, but attempting to create the success the club captain has had is an impossible task.
If Henderson continues to work hard at what he is good at, and keeps creating chances then the plaudits will soon head his way too.