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Jordan Henderson Urges 'Common-Sense' Approach To Paul Pogba

Jordan Henderson Urges 'Common-Sense' Approach To Paul Pogba
By Arthur James O'Dea
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It can't have been easy for Jordan Henderson when he was handed the responsibility of being Liverpool's captain.

Not only was he replacing a club legend in Steven Gerrard, the former Sunderland man often found himself the target of many fans' consternation when things were going wrong in the later days of Brendan Rodgers' reign, and the earlier days of Jurgen Klopp's.

Although he concedes that this season can only be looked upon as a success depending on how the coming months unravel, the 27-year-old has at least come to realise that the fans may not always be on the money with their judgement of him:

There have always been questions: is he good enough to play for Sunderland? Is he good enough to be in the team there? Then, when I moved to Liverpool, is the price tag too big? Is he good enough?

I feel I have answered the question but then there will always be another one and that is a good thing.

Speaking to The Times ahead of today's crucial tie against Manchester United, Henderson took the time to consider the pressure one of his midfield opponents has faced since arriving back in Manchester in 2016.


Needless to say, given his own experiences, the Liverpool captain has a good degree of sympathy for Paul Pogba's plight.


Acknowledging the Frenchman's undeniable talent, Henderson believes that such talent tricks people into expecting they should "see something special every single game."

Having played with some incredibly talented players at Liverpool, perhaps something in his old teammate Luis Suarez affords Henderson with the outlook that Pogba "is human. He is going to make mistakes."

Beyond the increasing concerns that Manchester United have spent their money unwisely on Pogba, the Liverpool man knows that "he is a world-class player ... and would not have got to where he has with a weak mentality."


That being said, Henderson won't have to worry about the Frenchman today; Paul Pogba has been ruled out of the tie with injury.

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