Jordan Henderson tends to divide opinion but the Liverpool captain justified Jurgen Klopp’s decision to start him against Manchester City last weekend by producing a commanding performance.
The 28-year-old was a contender for the Man of the Match award after continually winning the ball and then using it effectively.
His energy, creativity and leadership earned praise from Liverpool fans, some of whom have been critical of the England international in recent weeks.
Some Liverpool supporters would still prefer to see either of the club’s star midfield summer signings come into the starting line-up ahead of Henderson.
Both Naby Keita and Fabinho were named among the substitutes against Pep Guardiola’s side, much to the frustration on some sections of the Anfield faithful.
But Henderson’s display showed exactly what Klopp has faith in his captain in the big games.
However, Henderson was involved in one rather eyebrow-raising moment which many of you may not have seen.
The footage comes from the latest version of ‘Inside Anfield’ and shows Henderson acting rather curiously at kick-off.
Watch it here…
But what was he trying to do?
Football fans have been trying to figure it out for themselves…
Blocking Sergio Aguero - or at least trying to put him off - seems to be the most likely explanation.
But in any case, it just looks… odd.
Keep an eye out for similar antics from Henderson at kick-off over the coming weeks.
Liverpool take on Huddersfield Town in their first match after the international break, before going head-to-head with Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League.
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