The Liverpool squad were in positive spirits on Sunday evening, following the Reds’ crucial 2-1 win at home to Tottenham.
The home crowd were left stunned when Harry Kane headed home with just 47 seconds on the clock, but Liverpool responded in style.
For Henderson, it was an afternoon of redemption, having sloppily been at fault for Kane’s opener, only to equalise after the break.
Speaking to Liverpool’s official website, the skipper couldn’t hide his delight, as well as his relief:
“It’s always nice to score, especially at Anfield in front of the Kop. It was to get us back in the game, which was important.
“I was disappointed with the goal we conceded because I gave the ball away in a sloppy area.
“I was delighted to react in the right way and manage to get on the scoresheet.
“The performance was brilliant from the lads, we deserved the three points and it’s a big win for us.”
Dejan Lovren wasn’t the most popular inclusion in the Reds’ starting lineup, but he played his part in the win, albeit shakily at times.
Also speaking to LiverpoolFC.com, the Croatian hailed the calm that Klopp and the team showed after the early goal, eventually turning the game on its head:
“We knew it would be tough and unfortunately they scored in the first minute, but we kept our nerve, played our game and we had many chances.
“We came in at half-time and the boss said: ‘Usually I never say this, but I am satisfied even though we are 1-0 down. But we need to continue like that and keep our nerve’.
“We knew we would have another chance and we did it. It’s a massive, massive win.”
Henderson posted a great image of his post-goal celebrations on Instagram, summing up the passion that he displays on such a regular basis:
Fabinho was Liverpool’s standout player, producing an all-conquering performance in the middle of the park:
A number of other players also gave their thoughts on social media after the match, expressing their happiness at earning such a vital win:
This was another major statement of intent by Liverpool, with Pep Guardiola and his City players no doubt keeping an eye on proceedings.