Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been criticised for the way he treats skipper Jordan Henderson.
Henderson was dropped to the bench for the trip to Southampton on Friday after being taken off in last weekend's win over Spurs.
The Reds had struggled on the south coast as Klopp turned to Henderson and James Milner midway through the second half.
The England midfielder made a real impact at St. Mary's and scored Liverpool's third goal to secure a vital three points in their push for the Premier League title.
BBC pundit Garth Crooks has suggested it was unreasonable of Klopp to drop his captain in the first place.
“Captain fantastic took to the stage against Southampton and told Jurgen Klopp where he can stick his position on the bench,” he writes in his BBC Team of the Week.
“Jordan Henderson had every right to feel elated, having replaced Georginio Wijnaldum and then scored a goal to put the game well beyond the Saints.
“Personally, I think Henderson has been treated rather harshly with Klopp relegating him to substitute.
“But it may have just got that extra impetus out of him and taken Liverpool one step nearer to that elusive title.”
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