Liverpool Manager, Jurgen Klopp has stated that club captain, Jordan Henderson is an exceptional player and he cannot understand why the midfielder is always subject to regular criticisms.

The England International made his return from injury to be included in the Red’s Premier League starting XI in their clash with Huddersfield for the first time since December 22.

The Liverpool Skipper delivered a magnificent performance to help them overcome an impressive Huddersfield side to make his Manager further convinced of his stand about his brilliance.

In his words, the Manager said: “I don’t get this, I don’t even know if people are not happy with Jordan, he is an exceptional player”.

“He didn’t prove that to me at Huddersfield, it was clear before. When he is not available that is always a blow for us like it is with other players.

“It is good to have him back and hopefully he stays fit now until the end of the season. It is important for Liverpool and England. He is a fantastic player and an even more fantastic lad.”

The Reds can consolidate their grip of the third position on the League table with a victory over rivals Tottenham this weekend, a game they lost 4-1 in the reverse fixture away at Wembley earlier in the season but the German tactician believes that his side will not be affected by the poor result in October.

“The Tottenham game at Wembley was not a good game for us. They had a good start, a good middle and then a good finish, that’s why they won,” said Klopp.

“But it has absolutely nothing to do with the next game. The situation in the table, our targets and what we want to do, it is clear that it is a very important game.

“These are kind of six-point games. The only advantage in these sort of games is to play at home.”