Left to right, Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordan Henderson and Dejan Lovren look dejected after the game

Jordan Henderson’s performance receives criticism after Sevilla shocker

Captain Jordan Henderson‘s role in Liverpool’s second-half capitulation was a particular talking point after throwing away a 3-goal half-time lead against Sevilla.

While Ever Banega ran the show from deep in the second half for the home side, Henderson went completely missing for the visitors.

Incredibly, the captain had LESS touches than goalkeeper Loris Karius, and a pass completion rate of just 55%.

That he completed no tackles, won no aerial duels, and made five fouls makes for awful reading in his post-match stats.


The second half saw Liverpool lacking leadership, and as the Spanish side continued their onslaught, the Reds’ captain was nowhere to be seen.



Leadership is a quality that has often been cited as being missing in this Liverpool squad, and that begins with the captain.



Alberto Moreno‘s mistakes may receive more headlines, but Henderson’s performance was far more problematic overall.

Sevilla continually found space between Henderson’s position and Liverpool’s centre backs, with the Liverpool No. 14 failing to protect the defence behind him in his deep-lying midfield role.

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