‘Outstanding’: Pundit names unsung Liverpool FC star key to title bid
BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks says he has been impressed with Jordan Henderson's performances over the past few weeks for Liverpool FC
Jordan Henderson has been a key player for Liverpool FC over the past few weeks in the title race, according to BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks.
The England international started in the middle of the park alongside James Milner and Naby Keita for Liverpool FC’s trip to Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.
Henderson produced a brilliant assist for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to break the deadlock in the first half of their 3-0 victory over Bournemouth on the south coast.
Keita and Mohamed Salah polished off a fine victory for the Premier League leaders to cement their eight-point advantage over Leicester City in the title race.
Henderson has produced big performances when it has really mattered this season.
The Liverpool FC skipper scored their equaliser in a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in late October before Henderson produced an assist in a 3-1 win against defending champions Manchester City.
BBC Sport pundit Crooks highlighted Henderson’s excellent performances in the heart of the Liverpool FC midfield this season.
“This player has been outstanding for Liverpool during the past few weeks and continued his excellent form against a Bournemouth side that were never in Liverpool’s class,” Crooks told BBC Sport.
“Jordan Henderson’s pass for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to score was sensational. It might have helped the Cherries if they had a player within 10 feet of the Liverpool captain.
“Henderson may not be the most adroit practitioner with the ball at his feet but even he will kill you if you give him that much room. The Reds go marching on.”
Henderson lifted his first major trophy as a Liverpool FC captain and player last season after the Reds won the Champions League title.
The England star skippered the Liverpool FC team in their 2-0 win over Spurs in the Madrid showpiece.
Henderson moved to Liverpool FC from Sunderland in 2011.