Football podcaster Alex Watt has been singing the praises of Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson for his performance in the Reds’ 4-3 win over Leeds United at the weekend.
This comes after Watt’s assessment of the match against Marcelo Bielsa’s side was featured in the latest episode of the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red Podcast.
During his summary of the match on Saturday evening, Watt picked out Henderson as one player that deserved credit for his display against the Yorkshire club.
He said: “It was great to see [Henderson] back today. Actually, it was crazy to watch the shift he put in for an hour or so, considering that he’s only just returned to training this last week, really, after that knee injury. I mean, the guy’s just a machine.”
The 30-year-old, who is valued at £25.2 million (as per Transfermarkt), earned himself a match rating of 6.86/10 for his performance against Leeds before being replaced by Curtis Jones in the second half of the game.
During his time on the pitch, Henderson made a total of 46 touches of the ball, had one shot on target and racked up a passing accuracy percentage of 76.3% (per WhoScored).
Last month, it was reported by the Liverpool Echo that Henderson was set to return to first-team training after Liverpool’s Community Shield clash against Arsenal after the midfielder suffered a knee injury against Brighton & Hove Albion back in July towards the end of the 2019/20 season.
Did Jordan Henderson have a good game against Leeds?
It was great to see Henderson back in action for Jurgen Klopp’s side against Leeds after recovering from his latest injury.
It appears that Watt was certainly impressed by what the Englishman did during the match for the Reds.
However, considering the fact that Henderson was taken off in the second half, this could show that he may not be fully fit enough to play 90 minutes for Liverpool just yet.