From the moment that Liverpool agreed to part with 20 million in 2011 for the young and raw talent that was Jordan Henderson he had his doubters. Nearly eight years on those doubters still remain. I can't remember a player in recent history for the club that has divided opinion so much.
I could normally spend hours on end discussing the beautiful game with friends or even strangers without getting bored. But in recent weeks I can’t actually believe what I’ve heard or seen written by some Liverpool fans and pundits. There will always be a difference in opinions and I love that, but the extremes that have been shown recently have just pushed that to a new level.
With the end of our 10 day break between games clearly in sight, the anticipation for our next game increases tenfold by the hour. Since we emphatically put Bournemouth to the sword and got back to winning ways, we have had to make do with watching clips from our training camp in Marbella and watching other clubs begin their assault on the Champions League knockout stage, and aim to progress in the FA Cup.
After our last two underwhelming games against Leicester at home and West Ham away which ended in draws, I have spent hours thinking about the implications of the results, our recent performances and the general belief that Liverpool have thrown away their best chance for the title in years.