Jordan Henderson will captain England tonight against Slovenia, but there have been times when things haven’t gone nearly so well for the midfielder.
Having signed for Liverpool from Sunderland five years ago, it was hoped he could go on to be a stalwart at the club like Steven Gerrard, but it was initially difficult for him to live up to that level of expectation.
Despite being Reds skipper, Henderson’s place in the international team has also been questioned in the past. And, in fact, it looks like he wasn’t always welcomed at Anfield either.
Former Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli, who was also fired by Spurs, has admitted his decision to sign Henderson didn’t go down well with club officials.
“The day I got sacked they [Liverpool’s owners] told me I had made a big mistake on Jordan and he was a waste of money,” Comolli told talkSPORT.
They’ll no doubt be left with red faces now that Henderson has come on so much, though conversations of Comolli’s actual credentials are still always guaranteed to raise a few laughs. He was right on this one, though, and Henderson has gone on to prove both their doubters wrong on this occasion.