Alan Hutton accuses Liverpool star of underperforming against Manchester City
Former Aston villa defender Alan Hutton believes Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson should not start for the reds against Top elite clubs like Man City if the midfielder cannot deliver in possession.
The Reds captain has made 437 appearances since his arrival at Anfield in 2011.
Henderson was hooked off after 78 minutes having made the fewest touches and completed the fewest passes of any midfielder in the huge encounter, according to WhoScored.
Speaking to Football Insider, the Ex Aston Villa full-back said:
“I think it’s very important to have that leadership, that organisation,”
“You always hear him talking and different things, motivating people, but as well as that you have to perform.
“There’s no point in just having somebody out there standing and shouting. You have to perform. It probably wasn’t the best game that he’s ever played.
“He does bring certain attributes that others can’t but like I said, you do have to play a certain level. I think you can get found out against a team like Man City.
“That’s no disrespect to him, to Jordan Henderson. It’s happened to world-class players week in, week out.
“To go to the Etihad and win, every single player has to be a nine or ten out of ten.
“It just didn’t quite happen for Liverpool.”