Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has claimed that the Reds’ 2-0 Merseyside derby defeat of Everton yesterday ‘doesn’t make up’ for his or her lacklustre performances to date this 12 months however that the victory is a ‘step in the suitable route’.
A Mo Salah strike and a primary Liverpool purpose for Cody Gakpo earned Jurgen Klopp’s aspect their first three factors of the 12 months in what was a efficiency that Reds followers had been ready for for a while.
Henderson and co now flip their consideration to Saturday’s tough journey to Newcastle – a sport which may go a great distance in figuring out whether or not the Anfield outfit end the marketing campaign within the high 4.
“Solely we are able to make that occur. We get an excellent feeling from this win, positively, however the subsequent sport is a giant take a look at at Newcastle,” the England worldwide instructed LFC TV (by way of The Impartial).
“They’re flying this season and are unbeaten in a very long time. It’s a extremely robust place to go and play but when we are able to carry out like we did in opposition to Everton and extra, then you definately by no means know what can occur.
“We have to be prepared like we had been in opposition to Everton and if we try this on Saturday then we now have an opportunity.”
The previous Sunderland man was impressed by how his teammates carried out final evening in what was solely Liverpool’s second win from their final eight video games.
Regardless of the absence of Thiago Alcantara on account of a hip damage, teenage midfielder Stefan Bajcetic ran the present in the midst of the park and acquired a standing ovation after being substituted late on.
The Reds No. 14 believes the efficiency was ‘extra like’ Klopp’s aspect after a dismal run of outcomes just lately.
“I believed the general efficiency was high from begin to end. Everybody was at it, we knew it was a giant sport for us,” he added.
“We delivered. It doesn’t make up for the previous few weeks when it comes to our performances nevertheless it’s definitely a step in the suitable route. It was extra like us.
“It was a giant week for us internally. Coaching has been excellent and we took that into the sport, and that’s essentially the most pleasing factor.”
Henderson was again to his greatest yesterday as he introduced critical power and depth to the aspect and set the tone along with his high quality work price – it was his first begin for a month and the remaining appears to have completed him the world of fine.
It was additionally sensible to see Diogo Jota and Bobby Firmino return to motion yesterday whereas Virgil van Dijk was additionally match sufficient for a spot on the bench.
Following our journey to the north east on the weekend, we then welcome Actual Madrid to L4 every week at this time for the primary leg of our Champions League last-16 tie.