Following an injury of another player for the Reds, The team’s captain was given a completely new position on the pitch.
, vowed to keep up his performance after taking over the position ofJoel Matip
, who has been out of the pitch due to an injury. Thanks to the current injury crisis on the Reds squad, Jurgen Klopp was forced to put his team’s captain in the centre-half for their recent match.
When asked about better ball retention in his new position, Henderson replied:
“We had a lot of the ball, which helps, so, yes, that did help a little bit.”
“But there were still times where I had to defend – set-pieces or counterattacks and things like that. So I've got to make sure that I'm switched on all the time, especially playing in a new position.”
“But overall, we could have come away with the three points in the end but we got punished for our start to the game. That was unlike us, so hopefully it doesn't happen again.”
Later he added on their performance in their 1-1 draw withFulham
: “It wasn't like us. It was all over [the field] really.”
“I felt we were a little bit late to second balls, we weren't winning headers and when you lose them individual battles it's difficult.”
“I don't know what the reasoning behind that is but we've got to take that and make sure that doesn't happen again going forward, learn from it and keep doing what we did after that.”
“I thought there was some really good stuff and we dominated the game for large parts, created one or two, not loads of chances, but one or two – enough to win the game.”
“So, there were still good things but still things for us to improve on.”
Henderson also talked about their Wednesday match againstTottenham
“Another big game comes quick around the corner. A big game for us and we need to recover well, get ready and prepare for that one.”
“The Premier League is competitive and no matter what position you are in on any given day, it is always a tough game. We knew Fulham would make it difficult and they did that.”
“We've just got to keep going. There's a lot of games over a short space of time but it's the same for everyone – demanding, injuries and stuff like that, but that makes us stronger as a squad.”
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