Liverpool fans single Jordan Henderson out for special praise following Chelsea win

Supporters of Liverpool have taken the time to lavish praise on Jordan Henderson this evening, following the Reds’ captain’s latest superb showing versus Chelsea.

Liverpool come out on top

Jurgen Klopp’s men welcomed the Blues to Anfield a short time ago, for a crunch Premier League clash.

Manchester City’s victory over Crystal Palace earlier today meant that Liverpool headed into proceedings having been ousted from their spot atop the English top-flight once again.

When the 90 minutes were said and done on Merseyside, though, a stellar performance on the part of the hosts eventually saw Liverpool reclaim their status as Premier League leaders.

Following a back-and-forth opening 45 minutes, during which there was little to separate the sides, the Reds emerged for the second-half with renewed vigour, leading to Sadio Mane opening the game’s scoring with 51 minutes on the clock, after getting on the end of Jordan Henderson’s dinked cross to the back post.

And Mohamed Salah went on to double Liverpool’s advantage just 2 minutes later, courtesy of a stunning drive from 25 yards, which left Chelsea shot-stopper Kepa absolutely helpless.

That was all she wrote in terms of goalscoring at Anfield, as Chelsea’s top-4 hopes took a blow on the same day that Liverpool took another step towards the Premier League title.

Henderson shines

However, while it was attackers Mane and, in particular, Salah, who stole the headlines at Anfield this evening, another of the Reds’ stars has since been singled out for special praise by the Liverpool fans, in the aftermath of their latest win.

The player in question is Jordan Henderson, after the English midfielder led by example with a true captain’s performance versus Chelsea.

The 28-year-old, who has proven crucial to Liverpool’s fortunes of late, created his side’s opener with a pinpoint delivery, before opening up the space for Salah’s clincher with a clever darting run towards the endline.

‘Stepping up when it matters most’

All told, Henderson’s all-action showing perfectly-encapsulated the kind of drive and passion that has charged Liverpool’s push for Premier League glory, with the brilliance of their captain having certainly not been lost on the Reds’ faithful:

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