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Lucas Leiva in danger of being sliced open by Peter Crouch's knee
When Lucas Leiva started playing for Liverpool I wondered how long he would last.
Prone to giving away free kicks, poor positionally and wayward with his passing, Lucas just didn't seem good enough to make it. I'll take my humble pie with a side order of I'll shut up now.
My impatience with Leiva prepared me for this season.
Jordan Henderson has already shown some flashes of why he will be a very good player. Not only was his goal against Bolton a quality strike, he covers a lot of ground and links the play well.
His main issue is confidence, as he has a tendency to pass backwards when he is feeling the pressure.
That isn't entirely unexpected for a 21-year-old with a total of five appearances for the club. It is easy to forget that Henderson is a young player—Martin Kelly is two months his senior.
Henderson will take time to bed in and gain confidence and is most likely going to be making way for Steven Gerrard very shortly.
In fact, Dalglish probably doesn't see Henderson being a regular starter for a season or two, which makes the way some people have criticized him seem ridiculous.