Jordan Henderson had plenty to say on Naby Keita's latest Liverpool performance

Jordan Henderson of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Paris St Germain and Liverpool FC at the Parc des Princes on November 28, 2018 in Paris, France

The Liverpool star was full of praise for his teammate after an encouraging showing at Turf Moor.

Jordan Henderson of Liverpool shows appreciation to the fans after the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool at Parc des Princes on November 28,...

Liverpool left Burnley on Wednesday with all three points after a 3-1 victory, although the scoreline suggests it was easier than it was.

Jurgen Klopp had named a side with several changes from the weekend's Merseyside derby, a revamped midfielder at the heart of them.

Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita played as a duo in the middle of the park and despite, the goals from James Milner, Roberto Firmino, and Xherdan Shaqiri, it was Keita who dominated the talk after the game.

And Henderson himself joined in on that talk, showering Keita in praise for his performance.

 

“He started the season brilliantly and obviously then getting an injury set him back a little bit. But you can see how good a player he is,” Henderson told Liverpoolfc.com.

“That shot with the left foot and the save from Hart was fantastic. In his overall play he is comfortable on the ball and he helps build up play from the back.

“He drives the ball forward, which is big for us. I thought he was outstanding, along with everybody else really.”

Keita had a fantastic debut for Liverpool against West Ham but it has taken a good few months before we have seen him at his best again.

(THE SUN OUT,THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT)  Naby Keita of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor on December 4, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom.

And you have to say, if he maintains this form, it is Henderson who will see his position under threat.

Georginio Wijnaldum's performances in the holding role this season have surely earned him a place alongside Keita at the top of the pecking order for Liverpool's midfield.

Milner, too, would likely be above Klopp's captain and Henderson needs to find his own form if he is to stay a regular.

He is right to commend Keita for his good showing, but it may come at his own expense.

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor on December 5, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom.

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