Having led 3-0 at half-time against Sevilla, Liverpool must have thought they had secured top spot in their Champions League group.
All they needed to do was the see out the remaining 45 minutes at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in a professional manner.
But they lacked any sort of leadership or character in the second-half – eventually drawing 3-3 thanks to an injury-time equaliser.
Where were the experienced players that should have seen the game out?
Well, captain Jordan Henderson produced a terrible performance as he watched his side throw away their three-goal lead.
HENDERSON’S SHOCKING STATS VS SEVILLA
And if you think the use of the word ‘terrible’ is a bit strong, just check out the midfielder’s stats from the match.
Jordan Henderson vs Sevilla
0 tackles won
0 aerial duels won
— LFC Stats (@LFCData) November 21, 2017
Can you believe that?
A captain, in central midfield, in a massive Champions League match made zero tackles and completed just 55% of his passes.
After these stats were doing the rounds on social media, it’s fair to say Liverpool fans were unimpressed.
Actually, that’s being kind. They were furious.
So much so that they wanted him stripped of the captaincy immediately.
LIVERPOOL FANS REACT
Check out the reaction:
— Mike Dunne (@MikeD24198) November 21, 2017
Jordan Henderson had the same stats as me tonight and I sat on the couch in pyjamas https://t.co/2AddeZXbvo
— 👀 (@BecOfTheKop) November 21, 2017
One of the worst individual performances I’ve ever seen (including Hodgson era)
— lfcklopp457 (@lfcklopp457) November 21, 2017
Superstar , good bye
— Jonn (@jonnimuliansyah) November 21, 2017
Absolute bullshit captain
— Sadman Shapnil (@sadman_shapnil) November 21, 2017
This is not news. Sell that man to a mid table team so he can find peace.
— Ichie Émeka (@UnkuEmmy) November 21, 2017
the first decision must Klopp consider it sell Henderson for any price
— LFC 4 EVER (@martaalfc) November 21, 2017
HENDERSON TRIED TO EXPLAIN WHAT WENT WRONG
After the match, Henderson performed captaincy duties to try and explain exactly what happened after the break. But he struggled to put his finger on it.
“I’m not sure (how to explain it),” he admitted.
“Second half we were very bad, we didn’t start well from the first whistle.
“At the time I thought the free-kick and penalty were soft, maybe I’m wrong.
“Message at halftime was to keep going. We knew what was coming but we couldn’t cope with it.”