There's no way to sugarcoat it, Jordan Henderson had a night to forget during Liverpool's defeat at Paris Saint-Germain.
Just a few days after his red card against Watford, the Liverpool captain was once again coming in for criticism and fans were baffled that Jurgen Klopp selected him at the Parc des Princes.
In truth, there weren't many Liverpool players who could hold their head high after the 2-1 with Alisson Becker and James Milner anomalously receiving praise.
The same can't be said for Henderson, though, who failed to get to grips with PSG all night and struggled to form a strong enough partnership with Georginio Wijnaldum.
And aside from all the criticism across social media, there was also some doubts cast in the media with the Liverpool Echo awarding him a rating of 4/10.
Henderson in the PSG defeat
So, after the events of the evening, Henderson felt it necessary to address the game on Instagram and issued a rallying call to the fans before the Merseyside derby.
"Not the result we wanted but another big night at Anfield to get through to the next. Thanks for the travelling support, brilliant as always. Let's bounce back with a win in the derby," he wrote.
A nice message by all accounts, but a minority of supporters didn't take to it very well and left a number of distasteful comments in reply.
Responce to Henderson on Instagram
Some are too unsavoury to include but one post - gathering over 400 'likes' - read: 'You piece of ****! You are the worst captain in the world!'
Among other things, Henderson was advised to 'learn to pass the ball forward', 'get it together', 'drop yourself' and even 'get out of Liverpool.'
It's not difficult to imagine the other comments that began to populate his Instagram and word began to spread of the distasteful response Henderson had received.
And thankfully, one supportive comment has prevailed over the criticism with a Liverpool fan topping the comments section with over 600 'likes' at the time of writing.
It's fair to say it bucked the trend - take a look at it down below:
Fans rally around Henderson
Henderson can sleep easily knowing the most popular comment is one supporting him.
While players receiving criticism on social media is - like it or not - something of an inevitability, Henderson has become a scapegoat in the past and often gets treated harshly in situations like this.
Did he perform well against PSG? No, but it wasn't a display worthy of the hurtful comments he received on Instagram.
Nevertheless, it's worth reiterating that only a minority of fans took things too far and the top comment serves to show how most Liverpool fans have rallied around their captain.
It's not been a positive week for Henderson after two tricky performances yet - as any Liverpool fan will tell you - he's invaluable on his day.
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