Midfielder didn't expect critique of his running style, but says it doesn't bother him
Jordan Henderson has dismissed Alex Ferguson’s criticism of his running style and insists he’s focused solely on helping to ensure Liverpool FC extend their impressive run.
The former Manchester United manager angered Reds boss Brendan Rodgers with comments in his autobiography about Henderson’s gait.
Ferguson claimed the way the midfielder runs will give him problems later in his career.
“I didn’t expect it,” Henderson said.
“I have just tried to focus on my game and not really thought about it.
“I have a lot of respect for him, he’s an unbelievable figure in football, but hopefully he isn’t right and I won’t have too many problems later in my career.
“It was quite unusual but I haven’t read the whole thing. I know he’s spoken about my running technique and I’ll have to read it properly at some point. It doesn’t bother me too much.”
Henderson shone in Saturday’s 4-1 victory over West Brom as he relished being given a more attacking midfield role.
The 23-year-old admits he was in awe of the goals scored by hat-trick hero Luis Suarez and top scorer Daniel Sturridge.
“I thought we defended really well and going forward we looked really threatening,” he said.
“Both Stevie and myself could get forward more with Lucas as our protection. That was the idea and I was a bit disappointed not to get a goal. I had a good chance in the first half.
“Luis is a top player but his work rate is phenomenal as well which makes things a lot easier for us.
“He was outstanding and with him and Dan up front we have so much quality but they do a job for the team as well.
“Philippe Coutinho has started training so I’m sure he will be fit quite soon. That’s a great boost for us and we’re looking strong at the minute.”