Molby: Play Henderson centrally

Since his big-money summer move from Sunderland, Henderson, who

captained England Under-21s in their 5-0 Euro 2013 qualifying win

over Iceland on Thursday night, has been given a role on the right

by manager Kenny Dalglish. Henderson has looked uncomfortable and

only in brief spells when he has been employed through the middle,

usually in an advanced position, has he looked threatening. Molby,

who patrolled central midfield for Liverpool between 1984 and 1996,

believes the 21-year-old needs to be given more time to adapt and

find his rightful place in the side. “It is clear to me now that

right wing is not Jordan’s best position,” he told the Liverpool

Echo. “He is a high-tempo player, one who pressurises opponents and

does things instinctively; in short, he is a central midfielder. “I

know from experience that it can be hard to settle into a new club,

a new midfield, right away. “It took me a year or so to fully

adapt, and even that was aided by the signing of Steve McMahon to

play alongside me. I think the expectation and the pressure is

affecting Henderson’s performance, no question. “It hasn’t happened

for him and he looks a little bit lost – but he is a young lad

learning his trade and there is plenty of time for him.”