Liverpool’s hopes of a top four finish were all but brought to an end last night after a desperately disappointing defeat at relegation-threatened Hull City.
Michael Dawson scored the only goal of the game with a first-half header, while we failed to produce in front of goal for the second game in succession.
Henderson, who captained us on the night in the absence of Steven Gerrard, was quick to admit that the result has not gone down well in the Reds dressing room.
He told our official website: “It was very disappointing because we set high expectations and we expect to win coming here. We knew Hull would make it difficult.
“They’re fighting for their lives down there and they did make it difficult. It was very similar to the West Brom game, where they were sitting in and making it hard to break through.
“Unfortunately, we couldn’t break through. We had a couple of good chances to go ahead or get back in the game and we couldn’t take them.
“We need to be better in that sense, but also we need to make sure we’re not conceding sloppy goals as well. We’re very disappointed with the goal.”
The result ramps up the pressure on Rodgers, who has come under increasing fire in recent weeks. After a run of just one Premier League win in five games, the Reds now sit seven points adrift of the Champions League places with just four games remaining.
Henderson described Liverpool’s players as being ‘below their own standard’ last night. All that can be hoped for now is that we see a bit of fight and passion between now and the end of the season. Several futures could depend on it.