Jordan Henderson’s relief & Liverpool squad welcome “massive win” over Spurs

28 October 2019

The Liverpool squad were in positive spirits on Sunday evening, following the Reds’ crucial 2-1 win at home to Tottenham.


Jurgen Klopp‘s men were under pressure to pick up all three points at Anfield, with their lead over Man City just three points by the time the game kicked off.

The home crowd were left stunned when Harry Kane headed home with just 47 seconds on the clock, but Liverpool responded in style.

Missed chances came and went in the first half, before Jordan Henderson‘s well-taken effort and Mohamed Salah‘s penalty clinched an enormous victory.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 27, 2019: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson celebrates scoring the first goal to equalise the score at 1-1 during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 27, 2019: Liverpool's James Milner (L) celebrates with Dejan Lovren at the final whistle during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 2-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 27, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (R) celebrates scoring the second goal, from a penalty kick, with team-mate captain Jordan Henderson during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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:

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+3 ????

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The run keeps going ??

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Enjoyed that today ? #YNWA

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This was another major statement of intent by Liverpool, with Pep Guardiola and his City players no doubt keeping an eye on proceedings.

Next up for the Reds is a League Cup fourth round clash with Arsenal at Anfield on Wednesday night, before they head to Aston Villa in the league on Saturday afternoon.

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