Fans have slammed Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson following the Reds’ loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
While the midfielder played his part in guiding his club to the continental final, he couldn’t rally the team to find a much-needed goal against a rock-solid Madrid side.
He provided balance in the middle of the park, even netting a wayward shot on goal, but it wasn’t enough for a fan section on Twitter that tore the star apart.
The eventual defeat did not sit well with fans, who scapegoated the captain for the club’s poor performance on Twitter. Some even asked what he was doing for Liverpool. Here is a selection of tweets from annoyed fans:
The Liverpool captain has been a consistent force for Jurgen Klopp and the Kopites, having finished the season with 56 games to his name. He successfully guided the club to the FA Cup trophy, as well as a Carabao Cup.
Even though the Premier League title eluded them on the final day of the league, Henderson helped the Reds win two trophies and the Champions League final.
Henderson and Liverpool failed to beat Real Madrid
However, the captain and the rest of the squad will be at a loss for words on how they ended the night in Paris without the Champions League trophy. They remarkably took control of the game for long minutes, penetrating into the final third and looking for chances in front of goal.
However, Real Madrid opened the scoring and prevented them from equalizing, and the Reds eventually had to accept a painful defeat.
They managed a stunning 24 shots on goal, nine of which were on target, but couldn’t score. In fact, Liverpool had more shots on target than Madrid had chances, but the Whites were more clinical and saw off the game with a Vinicius Junior goal.
The Reds will have another chance in the Champions League next season, having finished second in the Premier League. While their efforts against Real Madrid in Paris seemed futile, they will be back with renewed strength to chase the coveted continental title.