(Yes I did Google translate the title and if you don't get why I've gone for that title then you need serious help)
But to the matter at hand, our captain, Jordan Henderson, is just two games away from making his 300th appearance for the club. Now normally I do these threads when they're just one game away but as I expect our number 14 to feature both on Sunday against United and Friday against Wolves, I have to do it early as I won't have time next week with work commitments and work's crimbo night out on Friday (rest assured that I will be watching the match rather than sitting with me colleagues though).
Jordan will become the 59th player to reach the milestone for the club and the first since Lucas back in a League Cup tie against Stoke in 2016.
For a lad who still splits opinion as much as Henderson does on here, it's a sure-fire sign that the managers he's played under all see something in him. Kenny forked out 20 mill on him and he spent most of his time there out wide on the right. Rodgers then arrived and moved him into a more box-to-box central midfielder and nobody can deny how influential he was the 13/14 side that should of won the League. And then when Gerrard left, Jordan took over not only the armband but his position as the deepest of the central midfielders, dictating the play. Now Klopp continuously picks him whenever he can. And with a new five year deal recently signed, it would appear that Klopp sees Jordan Henderson as a big part of Liverpool's future.
He's had a difficult few years with injuries. After missing just 13 League games in his first four years with us, he's missed 49 in four years that have followed. Three per season on average, to over ten per season on average is a huge jump.
But hopefully he is back to full fitness for the foreseeable future because he's certainly an important player to us and the way Klopp wants us to play.
My biggest gripe with Henderson is his lack of goals. He's got 24 at the minute and there's no denying that there's some f**king crackers in that collection. And that's why I'm so disappointed by how few he has. He's clearly got the ability to score but he doesn't get his name on the scoresheet enough. Goals, very much like his appearance totals, have dwindled dramatically during his tenure here. His first four years saw him net 20 goals, his last four years just a mere four goals. None to date this season, his last coming in September of 2017 in a 3-2 win over Leicester. To of not scored in an entire calendar year is, in my opinion, very poor for any central midfielder. He hasn't scored at Anfield since 13th December 2015. Over three years since he's scored a home goal!
But saying that, 300 games for the world's biggest club is still a fantastic achievement for any one. And Jordan Henderson deserves to be celebrated like anybody else would of been or will be in the future.
With another 5 years just signed, we should see you playing a whole lot more as well.
Well in Skipper!!!