Henderson is more than good enough when he has a creative player beside him. It's why he was just as important to the side that finished runners up under Rodgers as Suarez, Sturridge and Gerrard were. It was his harrying of the opposition that constantly won us the ball, play it simple to Gerrard and then Stevie takes the credit for an amazing ball to Luis or Danny. Sticking him in a midfield trio of himself, Wijnaldum and Can is just repeating the Mascherano/Lucas partnership that was f**king sh*te as well. All too similar and none good enough to be the creative force you need in the middle of the park.
And with Mane's injury, Coutinho is more likely to be played as one of the front three rather than a slightly deeper role where he helps Henderson like he did against Moscow and Newcastle, which were two of Henderson's better games this season. When he has that creative player beside him.
So for me the question is not Henderson, the question is why have we not bought a creative central midfielder to accompany Henderson. Rather than Gini and Can who are just too samey to Henderson.
As for would other sides in the top six pick him, what a load of f**king bollocks. Maybe they wouldn't pick him, maybe he wouldn't get into their starting XI's but a couple of years ago neither could Danny Sturridge - his career with us is still nearly one in two. Victor f**king Moses is a regular for Chelsea, yet do you remember his time here? Chris Smalling and Phil f**king Jones are at the heart of the United defence. You could go through every one of the top six and say "he wouldn't get into our side". It doesn't mean they're not a good player. If we're being honest, there's hardly a host of clubs lining up to sign any of our players so by the logic of they wouldn't get into the top six sides, all our players are sh*t.
And the captain discussion is another mute point. He's the captain of the club, deal with it. Klopp has been here two full years now and has made no hints that he's thinking of taking the captaincy off Henderson. There also isn't a stand out candidate to replace him, until there is and until Klopp thinks we need to change captains, then Henderson is, rightfully, our captain.
All of this comes down to Jürgen Klopp anyway. When fit, Henderson plays. Even when he's unfit, Henderson plays. For me that's why he broke down a couple of times when returning from injuries because we put him back into the team too early. Klopp obviously rates him and doesn't look as if he's planning on changing Henderson's position. We can all sit and speculate and say Can would do a better job in that position (not that I'd ever say that in all honesty) or that Lallana should come back and take Henderson's place (I wouldn't say that either) but it's Klopp who picks the team and Klopp, when he can, picks Jordan Henderson in his starting XI.
So if Henderson isn't good enough but is constantly picked by the manager, then the manager you all think is god's gift must be sh*t to. Or, maybe Henderson is actually doing the job that god's gift wants him to and therefore is good enough for Klopp.