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Jordan Henderson: “I Know We’ll Do Everything We Can To Change It”

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The captain is frustrated and upset and rightly so, but confident they can turn things around.

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An unsurprising but still nightmarish defeat is what Reds went through on Sunday with their trip to Wembley. Tottenham took every opportunity that was gifted to them and made it 4-1 while Liverpool struggled to get any sort of stability. Captain Jordan Henderson was one of the bright spots in red on Sunday, though, as a perfect through-ball from him proved to be the assist to their one goal from Mo Salah. Hendo was rightfully frustrated, like the rest of us, at the end of the match but is adamant Liverpool can come back from it.

“I think we didn’t start well at all, so it’s about being ready for the game - everybody, I know Dejan [Lovren] got took off early in the game but it could’ve been anyone of us that came off because it wasn’t good enough,” Henderson told BBC Sport.

“We know there are things to improve and things to change quickly. I’ve got every faith that we can [do that] because we’ve got a fantastic team. But we need to work on a few things and change it quickly.

“I know we’ll do everything we can to change it because that’s the nature of us as a team. We’ve got to keep working hard. I’m sure a lot of criticism will come our way and deservedly so, we can’t keep doing it, we’ve got to change it quickly, otherwise you lose games and you lose them badly like we did today.

“So we need a reaction quickly, we need to bounce back on the training field and in games, but like I say, I believe we can.”

Salah’s goal looked to be just the ticket needed to kick the Reds into action but it wasn’t long after that Dele Alli restored the host’s two goal lead. While Liverpool did what they could, it just wasn’t good enough to stop the in-form Spurs from ruining the weekend.

“Obviously when we scored the goal and got back into it I thought the momentum changed a little bit, but then again we concede another sloppy goal to make it 3-1 just before half-time which kills us again, really,” Henderson continued.

“So it’s a very disappointing day, very frustrating, and it’s only down to ourselves to go and put things right.”