Henderson takes the positives from Anfield loss…
Jordan Henderson, our vice-captain, has tried to take the positives from Saturday’s defeat to Chelsea.
Henderson and co. let a goal lead slip at Anfield Saturday lunchtime, but the tenacious midfielder reckons the way we started the game could set the tone for the rest of the season.
“We were back to ourselves in terms of the way we start games – especially getting the goal early on, and we were at a really high tempo in getting the ball back,” he told the official Liverpool website.
Liverpool did start extremely brightly, and were 1-0 inside ten minutes, but failed to maintain the necessary intensity and succumbed to an eventual 2-1 defeat.
“That was a positive. But we’ve still got to improve in a lot of areas,” Henderson continued.
“We kept going and kept fighting. We had started really well in the game; their goal knocked us a little bit. But we probably deserved something out of the game.
“It’s just concentration and making sure that we’re doing it over 90 minutes and not just over the first 20. That’s the most important thing. We’ve got to bounce back now and kick on.
“There is a lot of character. You saw that we kept going right until the end and should have had a penalty. We’ll keep fighting. I’m sure we’ll bounce back from this.”
Henderson is one of a number of Liverpool players who will now join up with the England national team for fixtures against Slovenia and Scotland.
The 24-year-old is expected to start alongside Jack Wilshere, hoping to extend England’s 100% record in the Euro qualifiers so far.