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Jordan Henderson's Half-Time Orders To Club Doctor Shows He Is An Incredible Leader

Jordan Henderson's Half-Time Orders To Club Doctor Shows He Is An Incredible Leader

For years now, many have doubted the credentials of Jordan Henderson as an all-round midfielder, but on Tuesday night, on arguably the grandest stage of them all, he proved so many wrong.


It was a nervy start ahead of kick-off. When Jurgen Klopp announced Liverpool's unlikely teamsheet ahead of kick-off, some questioned his decision making. Henderson and Milner in midfield? Origi and Shaqiri up top? All questionable decisions.

But his ballsy decision-making turned out to be a stroke of genius, and that man Henderson was one of the best performers at Anfield, not only playing a part in the opener but constantly applying pressure on some of Barca's key men.

He showed great heart, spirit and determination to rally the troops and a story he gave at full-time gives further insight into his leader-like mentality.

The 28-year-old was involved in a collision with Barcelona centre-back Clement Lenglet and was left barely able to walk never-mind run.


And when he arrived in the Anfield changing room at half-time, he ordered the doctor to give him everything in order to carry on and help his team complete one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history.

"I was struggling when I got a whack on the knee," said Henderson after the game via The Mirror.

"It was dead. The doctor said just keep it moving. I managed to get to half time and I had a bit of treatment, took painkillers, all that stuff which helped."

"There was a jab and tablets. Both. Everything. I said: 'just give us everything'." he explained with a broad smile on his half time treatment.

"So I managed to get through it and the crowd helped as well and keep us going. It was an amazing night and I am honoured to be part of it and contribute."

When asked where the performance against Barcelona ranks in his career, Henderson didn't hold back:

"It has to be the top. It was an unbelievable night. From start to finish I thought the lads were amazing.

"The atmosphere was amazing. It was just unbelievable. And we always believed. It is hard to say that when you get beat 3-0 in the Nou Camp, but in the changing room we had belief we could hurt them.

"Tonight with a special atmosphere with a special crowd special goals created a special night, an amazing night and one that we will remember forever."

An unforgettable night, that's for sure.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Champions League News, Football, Barcelona, Jordan Henderson, Champions League, Barca

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.


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