Molby: Play Henderson centrally

BY foxsports • November 11, 2011

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."


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