Liverpool continued their winning ways on Saturday with a trip to Brighton and a stunning 5-1 scoreline, after defeating bogey team Stoke City 3-0 last weekend. Jürgen Klopp made six changes to the squad on Saturday in an effort to try and rest players and give them time to be the best they can be during the busy holiday schedule. Even captain Jordan Henderson had been benched in the interest of rest during the Stoke City match, but seems pretty in favor of the rotations.
“Well it’s worked so far. We’ve made another six changes again, everybody looks good, looks fresh,” the captain told the club website following the Brighton match.
“Of course you’re going to be disappointed when you don’t play but you’ve got to make sure you’re ready to come on or play the next game and it’s been working well for us so far so we need to keep it going.”
The captain was pretty happy himself with the team’s performance against Brighton, despite the new setup and rotations. While other players were in somewhat new roles, three of our attacking four were at their ankle breaking peaks.
“It’s very pleasing,” continued the captain.
“Overall for 90 minutes we played very well, controlled the game with the ball, scored some brilliant goals and defensively I thought we were solid.
“It was a brilliant second goal on the counter-attack. The front three, Salah, Firmino and Coutinho - fantastic goals today. So overall we’ve got to keep that going as a team. [It's a] big game mid-week and we need to keep the momentum going.”
The really important games are yet to come, though, with Spartak Moscow visiting Anfield on Wednesday for another Champions League night, and then the Merseyside Derby the following Sunday. Henderson, though as always, is taking things one game at a time.
“It’s another big game for us mid-week, but we’ve just got to keep playing the way we have been the last few weeks, keep the momentum going and if we do that then it’ll be a good night for us at Anfield.”