Jordan Henderson has always divided football fans throughout his career.
While the Englishman is fantastic at keeping possession and protecting the back four, he's often accused of playing too many sidewards passes.
Some people even believe he isn't good enough for Liverpool, such as Ruud Gullit, who said on beIN SPORTS before the Bayern Munich game that he lacks intelligence.
"I think they need a better player," said Gullit. "Fabinho was doing better there, he's more intelligent. Henderson is a hard-working holding midfielder, that's it.
"It's like [Paul] Scholes. Scholes was more than that. Scholes was intelligent, clever, that's the player you need in that position. Clever balls. I don't think Henderson has that."
Well, safe to say Henderson proved Gullit and thousands of other football fans very wrong on Tuesday evening at Anfield.
Liverpool's captain absolutely bossed it against Bayern with his range of passing, energy and determination to win possession back. He was everywhere.
Indeed, the general consensus amongst fans and the media at half-time was that Henderson's first-half performance was his best in a Liverpool shirt.
His finest moment came in the 12th minute, when he picked out Mohamed Salah with an inch-perfect pass over the top of Bayern's defence to put the Egyptian through on goal.
Salah couldn't have hoped for a better pass, but he was unable to get decent contact on his shot, which was easily saved by Manuel Neuer.
Check out Henderson's 50-yard pass in the video below.
How's that for accuracy?
Henderson has never been the most glamorous midfielder and for that reason he's severely under-rated at Liverpool. It's about time he was given the appreciation he deserves.News Now - Sport News