A compilation of Jordan Henderson playing 'hoofball' for Liverpool this season is frustrating fans online
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Liverpool supporters are furious with captain Jordan Henderson after watching a video which sums up his 'hoofball' tactics this season.
The Reds are currently ninth in the Premier League after suffering a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon.
A Solly March brace and a close-range effort from Danny Welbeck were enough to condemn Jurgen Klopp's side to a sixth league defeat this term.
Liverpool are already 19 points off league leaders Arsenal and ten points behind Manchester United in the final Champions League place.
Midfield has been a problem position for several seasons, with injuries and lack of investment taking their toll.
Fans have started to turn on stalwarts of the team, including Henderson. The 32-year-old remains a favourite of Klopp's, making 21 appearances in all competitions this campaign. What's been the biggest point of contention is his ability with the ball at his feet.
Footage of Henderson not taking his time when picking out a pass has emerged, which @CF_Compss dubbed 'Hendo hoofball'. Check it out below.
Hendo Hoof Ball— CF Comps (@CF_Compss) January 15, 2023
In several games, including ones Liverpool ended up winning, the England international can be seen aimlessly booting the ball up the pitch for Liverpool's forwards to latch onto. Few manage to do so, which in turn gives the opposition possession.
The compilation has gone viral on social media, with Henderson coming in for harsh criticism.
One person said: "Watching this and after every clip saying either 'wrong choice' or 'bad execution', he needs to go."
Another commented: "No wonder we don't dominate with the ball anymore, Hendo treats the ball like it's a bomb about to blow."
A third put: "THE most overrated English footballer of all time. Easily."
While someone tweeted: "He’s fully finished, needs to do the right thing and go in the summer. Thanks for the memories but it’s time for Aston Villa."
Klopp admitted he couldn't remember a 'worse game' during his post-match interview at the Amex Stadium.
He explained: "It's my job to make the right line-up, to set up the right tactics.
"I'm not sure if it's because the game is still a few minutes ago but I can't remember a worse game. I honestly can't. Not only Liverpool.
"That's my responsibility. That makes it a really low point."
Featured Image Credit: CF Comps
Topics: Jordan Henderson, Liverpool, Premier League