Former Spurs Star Rips Liverpool Team Into Pieces, Labels Captain and 2 Other Top Stars As ‘Extremely Average’

Former Spurs Star Rips Liverpool Team Into Pieces, Labels Captain and 2 Other Top Stars As ‘Extremely Average’

  • Outspoken former footballer turned pundit Rafael Van der Vaart has ripped into the Liverpool team following their slow start to the season
  • The former Tottenham Hotspur, Ajax and Real Madrid player believes captain Henderson, veteran midfielder Milner and defender Gomez are 'very normal' players
  • Liverpool will come face to face with Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday night as they seek to get their Champions League campaign back on track

Former Tottenham Hotspur attacker Rafael Van der Vaart has slammed three Liverpool players including club captain Jordan Henderson.

Van der Vaart did not hold back on his assessment of the Liverpool team, who have failed to live up to expectations this term.

The 39-year-old former Dutch international reckons that the Liverpool captain Henderson, who is currently sidelined due to injury is an extremely average player alongside James Milner and Joe Gomez, who was criticized for his poor performance in Liverpool's landslide defeat against Napoli last Wednesday.

Liverpool, Rafael Van der Vaart, Tottenham Hotspur, James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Joe Gomez
Former Spurs star Van der Vaart rates Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and two other players as ‘very normal’ players. Photo credit: @LFC @WhoScored
Source: Twitter

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Van der Vaart said via SportBIBLE: “I think we have become a bit blinded. We suddenly think Jordan Henderson is a crazy player."
“That’s just a very normal player. James Milner is also a very normal player. Joe Gomez is also a very normal player.”

Jurgen Klopp's charges have struggled for form in the Premier League, currently occupying the seventh position - winning just two, drawing three and losing once in six games.

The poor form of the Reds in the English top-flight continued in Europe with the six-time European champions suffering a humiliating 4-1 loss at the hands of Napoli last Wednesday.

Jurgen Klopp tells Liverpool players to reinvent after chastening loss to Napoli

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said the Reds must "reinvent" themselves after a poor start to the season was compounded by a 4-1 defeat to Napoli in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.

The margin of defeat equalled Liverpool's worst ever in the Champions League and could have been even more severe had Alisson Becker not saved a first-half penalty from Victor Osimhen.

Piotr Zielinski scored twice on either side of two well-worked strikes from Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Giovanni Simeone for the Italians to put Napoli 4-0 up early in the second half.