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Liverpool vs Brighton player ratings: Who has a V8 engine and Henderson a disaster? by Josh Ricker
Liverpool travel away to Brighton and came away from the coast with a 1-0 win, but Jordan Henderson’s performance has caused a massive split of opinion.
Henderson started alongside Gini Wijnaldum and played the entire 90 minutes as a Mohamed Salah penalty ensured the Reds went home with all three points.
But as ever, the England international continues to divide opinion among fans – some love him, others can wait for him to leave the club.
It seemed like Henderson had turned a page in regards to his reputation, especially following a strong World Cup. But football moves quickly and now the former Sunderland man seems to be a scapegoat.
Why is Jordan Henderson still playing for Liverpool?
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Despite being top of the table and seven points clear of Manchester City (who play on Monday), Liverpool fans are still happy to pick flaws in their team. Henderson is thought of as a sideways passing merchant with little creativity or spark.
And the divide in opinion seems to be firmly rooted between journalists and fans. A number were of the opinion that Henderson had an excellent game against Brighton, while the punters were keen to see him removed from the side.
The midfielder was given a rating of 7.1 by WhoScored as he completed 88% of his passes, completed three tackles and has