Henderson helped Liverpool to overcome a 3-0 first-leg defeat and progress to next month’s Champions League final in Madrid.
Jordan Henderson’s performance for Liverpool against Barcelona on Tuesday has forced several neutral fans to perform a U-turn over the Reds captain.
Henderson helped Liverpool to overcome a 3-0 first-leg defeat and progress to next month’s Champions League final in Madrid 4-3 on aggregate.
And the 28-year-old made several significant contributions – notably forcing the Barca goalkeeper, Marc-André ter Stegen, into the save from which Divock Origi scored Liverpool’s opener.
So impressive was Henderson’s display that some of his detractors have since become backers.
Here’s what’s being said about the Wearsider on Twitter…
@JHenderson i’m so so so sorry for the slander over the past few years. never again— Abdriano (@A_sirika) 8 May 2019
I’ve said a lot about Jordan Henderson over the years but he has proved me wrong. The guy is now a fantastic player.— Phil Richards (@PhilRichards82) 8 May 2019
Funny to see everyone saying ‘I told you so’ with regards Jordan Henderson..— NorthStandNorris (@NorthStandNorry) 8 May 2019
Well I’ll put my hands up, I never. Aye canny enough player for little Sunderland… but was shocked when they paid what they did..
I, like many was very wrong. Boy has done good.
Hate to say it but Jordan Henderson has proved me massively wrong. Fully deserved that tonight. #LIVBAR— Craig Johnson (@CraigJo09141441) 7 May 2019
Henderson proved me wrong what a shift he put in tonight brilliant— Luke Fagan (@lukefagan09) 7 May 2019
If anyone has ever said Jordan Henderson is not good enough to captain Liverpool, tonight he has just proved you wrong!! Took them to two champions league finals back to back absolute baller!!— Louis White (@LouWhite1998) May 7, 2019
@bodyfirmcoach Jordan Henderson has most definitely proved us wrong— Adam (@Adzsmith16) May 7, 2019
This is the second time in as many years that Henderson has captained Jurgen Klopp’s side to the Champions League final, and the England midfielder could be in possession of a Premier League winners’ medal by Sunday evening.
Liverpool host Wolverhampton Wanderers in their domestic season finale, and will end their 29-year wait for the title if they win and Manchester City fail to do so at Brighton and Hove Albion.
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