Former Liverpool player Danny Murphy has offered up his thoughts on a rather interesting incident that happened in their defeat to Leicester City on the weekend.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was caught by television cameras (via The Sun) in a rather heated discussion with midfielder Thiago after he gave away the free-kick which led to the Leicester City equaliser.
Thiago hasn’t exactly been in the best of form recently, and has had to come out and defend himself (BT Sport Football, quoted by The Mirror) with some pundits putting some of the blame for Liverpool’s bad run on him.
And as heard on the TalkSPORT Daily Podcast, Murphy said that the Liverpool skipper could have handled the situation a lot better, and that hopefully it doesn’t end up becoming a regular occurrence.
He said: “It’s not the end of the world. I like leaders, and Jordan has been a brilliant one and still is for Liverpool, crucial – missed him massively in the middle of the park. I just don’t like it too often when players are getting in their own players’ faces on the pitch in front of the crowd or in front of the cameras. I don’t think it sends the right message. I think you can do it in a cuter way. Getting in people’s faces is never ideal, but it is a one-off.”
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TIF Thoughts on Danny Murphy’s comments about Jordan Henderson and Thiago…
Murphy’s comments about the changes for Liverpool have had to make with Henderson this season, a small part of what has been a rather difficult season for Liverpool, kind of makes it understandable why such an incident might happen in the first place, as players show their frustration about how far they have fallen compared to last season.
Murphy hints that it’s just a one-off, but after a season like this, it wouldn’t be surprising if this has happened before, but this is just the first time that frustrations between players have been caught on camera.