Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp handed Jordan Henderson just his seventh start in the Premier League in their trip to Burnley on Wednesday evening.
It’s been only three days since that intense derby against Everton and so the German decided to ring the changes, with Henderson coming into the starting line-up.
The 28-year-old hasn’t been a regular starter this season thanks to the arrivals of Naby Keita and Fabinho in the summer.
And it’s safe to say that Liverpool fans aren’t exactly desperate to see more of him.
Henderson has been a fine servant for the Reds since his arrival in 2011 but this is a club that now has ambitions of competing for major trophies.
In order for that to happen, Henderson can’t be the focal point of the midfield in big matches.
He was making his 300th appearance in the league at Turf Moor, starting in midfield alongside Keita and James Milner.
Henderson's comical moment
But there was one moment in the first half that Liverpool fans could only laugh at.
Alisson Becker passed the ball to an unmarked Henderson in space.
The midfielder proceeded to slip as he attempted a left-footed pass, sending the ball out of play.
Henderson turned to bemoan Alisson for the pass but there was only one man who Liverpool supporters were laughing at on Twitter.
We'll let you off though, Jordan. The turf was wet.
Klopp rates the depth of his squad
Henderson was one of seven changes Klopp made to the side that beat rivals Everton on Sunday.
The fixtures come thick and fast at this time of year and Klopp felt that there was enough talent in his squad to make wholesale changes.
“I said to the boys in the meeting: I have done the job now for a while and if somebody would have told me 15 years ago I could change seven positions and have a line-up like that, I would have said it was not possible,” Klopp said ahead of kick-off, per Liverpool’s website.
“We do it because we can do it, because we have to do it in two or three cases, and because we can do it because we have these boys. They train really hard.”News Now - Sport News