Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson delivers verdict on Marcos Alonso not taking the knee

Marcos Alonso’s decision to stop taking the knee earlier this season has been met with mixed reviews by fans and pundits across the world. However, with many claiming it is the wrong thing to do, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson believes everyone can do as they please, despite his Liverpool side continuing their bit.

The Chelsea star announced his decision at the end of September, citing that the gesture was ‘losing strength’.

The act of taking the knee was implemented on Project Restart after the tragic murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020.

And it has garnered a superb reaction from fans across the English game, with the majority applauding the antics upon the start of every game.

Alonso’s decision to not take the knee was met with some criticism by fans, although the full-back will instead point to the ‘No Room for Racism’ badge on his sleeve.

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“I just prefer to put my finger to the badge where it says no to racism, like they do in other sports and football in other countries.

“Maybe it’s losing a bit of strength the other way, so I just prefer to do it this way and to show I am fully supportive.”

Chelsea take on Burnley on Saturday in a bid to stay top of the league.

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