Jurgen Klopp has held his hands up over Jordan Henderson’s role at Liverpool this season, claiming “it’s my fault.”
Henderson has been played further forward during Liverpool’s last two games and has made a huge impact, coming off the bench to change the game at Southampton on Friday with an assist and goal, and creating Liverpool’s second goal last night with a defence-splitting pass to Trent Alexander-Arnold.
And his manager has accepted responsibility for misjudging his captain.
“Hendo is a brilliant player,” Klopp said.
“I’m really happy he can show that again.
“He likes that position so it is my fault he played for one-and-a-half years as the holding player, but we needed him there.”
He added: “The second goal was brilliant and he had the cross for Sadio’s goal as well.
“If it was an inch offside it was still a brilliant cross. Brilliant play and I liked it.”