“One criticism I will never allow” Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson slams critics of teammates despite awful PL season

Jordan Henderson hits back at the criticism he and his teammates are facing despite their miseries in the current campaign and the All-Red skipper is adamant about not receiving harsh words from the outsiders.

Liverpool is currently sitting at the ninth position in the Premier League point table with a mammoth nine points gap separating them from the fourth-positioned Newcastle United for the most important UCL spot.

Prior to the Everton clash, Liverpool didn’t win a single game in 2023 surely summarized Jurgen Klopp’s men and the Kop felt the heat after continuous woeful performances.

Ahead of the Merseyside derby, the Liverpool skipper used his program notes to hit out at the backlashes and urged the critics to stay within their limits as the players know their responsibilities.

“Recent results – and our form over the season in general – means we have to accept a lot of the criticism that has come our way. This is the price on the ticket when you sign for a big club and there aren’t many that are as big as this one,” he wrote in his program notes.

“As players we know what our responsibilities are and what the expectations on us will be, so when standards do drop we know there will be no shortage of people wanting to point out where we are going wrong.”- he further added.

“Again, no problem – this goes with the territory. There is one criticism that I will never allow being leveled at this group of players, though, and that is that they’re not giving their all or that their desire isn’t as strong as it was previously.”- the Liverpool captain concluded.

Jordan Henderson has been with the Liverpool squad since 2011 after his arrival from Sunderland and was named captain in 2015, following the departure of previous captain and legend Steven Gerrard.

Henderson has led Liverpool to several major trophies, including the Premier League, Champions League, and FIFA Club World Cup which earns him a spot among the greats.


Salah Uddin Rafi

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Sports Content Writer. Covering F1, Tennis, Naskar and mostly Soccer. Graduated from Jahangirnagar University. A game of football is relentlessly uncompromised because passion runs thick through the veins.


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