Well that wasn’t what we wanted.
As is tradition in this fixture, the Merseyside Derby was an unwatchable mess. Liverpool and Everton both had spells, but it’s hard to say anyone deserved to win. This puts a dent in Liverpool’s title ambitions. No one knows this more than Jordan Henderson.
“Obviously we are disappointed”, Henderson told Sky Sports, as reported by BBC Sport, “because we wanted to come here and get three points.
”But we knew it would be tough and frantic. I felt we created enough chances to win. We defended well but of course we are disappointed because want to win every game. We just need to be a bit more clinical.
“I felt we created a number of chances. We defend really well as a team.
”Manchester United away and Everton away are tough games, you are not going to win 3-0, 4-0 or 5-0 every week.
”We have to take the positives and keep going. We are still in the race.
”We want to win away at Manchester United and Everton, but we’ve got a point at both games. There is a lot of football to be played, a long way to go. I have got a lot of belief in this team.”
Virgil van Dijk was slightly more positive, believing that Liverpool “deserved the three points and it says a lot that they are celebrating. We had chances to win the game and did not finish them off. We go again.
“I like these kind of games and we came here for three points and did not get them. It is time to recover and be ready for the next game.
”We focus on our next game, everyone wants to be top of the league and we cannot change the situation at the moment.”
This is a frustrating setback. There’s no way around that. We just have to hope for a quick turnaround and trust that City will drop points somewhere.