Liverpool secured a 1-0 victory over Augsburg on Thursday evening.
Liverpool secured their passage to the next round of the Europa League on Thursday, clinching a 1-0 win over Bundesliga side Augsburg.
An early James Milner penalty was all that was needed to pick up the win, with Jurgen Klopp surely happy to have progressed despite a fair average performance.
Despite the progression to the next round of the Europa League, the best part of the game was seeing the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho get through the game without any injury troubles.
They hardly had to expend themselves, which is great news ahead of the League Cup Final against Manchester City this weekend.
Despite all the positives, the level of performance from a certain group of players was not a joy to behold.
Jordan Henderson struggled especially, with the English midfielder looking lightweight in the middle of the park alongside the far better trio of James Milner, Emre Can and Coutinho.
Henderson has not really kicked on this season in the absence of Steven Gerrard, and in this game he managed just three tackles, one shot, and an average pass completion rate of 81%.
He never looks as if he is going to take the game by the scruff of its neck, and following the victory over Augsburg, Liverpool fans reacted on Twitter to Henderson’s performance.
22 year old Emre is 3 times the player Henderson is tbh. Pretty sure Klopp will find an upgrade on him in the summer. #LFC— Tushar (@Tushar19_Lfc) February 26, 2016
Is Henderson injured? Either way #LFC midfield positions need upgrading asap. Few goals, few assists, and very little protection for defence— Link (@kendrinho_) February 26, 2016
Henderson the worst LFC captain ever???— Kev whitsey (@KevWhitsey) February 25, 2016
Big fan of Jordan Henderson but LFC Captain No not for me thought he'd do very well but he's not a leader and not an LFC captain #LFC— Darren Buckley (@D_Buckley8) February 25, 2016
#lfc need to be calm with possession and pick their passes, that would come when we find a CM to replace Henderson— Stephen Haruna (@agabus2) February 25, 2016
#LFC thought Henderson was poor tonight. Neither DM or attacking midfielder. We need one or the other.— franco pullara (@fpullara) February 25, 2016
Henderson shows up now and again but like Brendan Rodgers LFC they bottle it when it really matters— Joe O'Brien (@joe_obrien34) February 25, 2016
Can you ever see Henderson having an Olympiakos moment or a West Ham moment as LFC captain? No— Joe O'Brien (@joe_obrien34) February 25, 2016
Like Henderson, Milner and Can but #LFC midfield is terribly limited in terms of qaulity. Area in need of upgrade. Hope Grujic is one.— Paul Grech (@paul_grech) February 25, 2016
Henderson is the worst #LFC captain for a very very long time— tom collins (@TpipC) February 25, 2016
Henderson should be put next to Benteke on the bench. Armband for Milner !— Liverpool FC Online (@SS_LFC) February 25, 2016
Sigh of relief really!! Into the next round we go!! Henderson though was very poor tonight!! #LFC— Shirish Sharma (@shirish18sharma) February 25, 2016