Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson vows champions will bounce back ‘stronger’ and ‘be thankful’ for difficult period after two wins in six even though ‘it doesn’t feel like it now’… as he insists players take the blame for woeful run
- Jordan Henderson admits Liverpool will eventually ‘be thankful’ for difficult spell
- Reigning Premier League champions have won just two of their last six games
- Jurgen Klopp conceded their title defence was over following defeat at Leicester
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has admitted the team will eventually ‘be thankful’ for the challenging period they are going through.
The reigning Premier League champions have won just two of their last six games with manager Jurgen Klopp conceding their title defence was over following a 3-1 defeat at Leicester last weekend.
The Reds have been plagued by a huge list of injuries to key men this season with 10 stars currently on the treatment table.
Jordan Henderson (L) admitted Liverpool will eventually ‘be thankful’ for the difficult period
The reigning Premier League champions have won just two of their last six matches
There is little time for Klopp’s charges to regroup with the 2020-21 season more congested than ever due to the coronavirus pandemic and Liverpool play RB Leipzig in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday night with the Merseyside derby to follow on Saturday.
Liverpool skipper Henderson has vowed that the club will come back ‘stronger’ and be grateful for the difficult spell in the future.
‘It doesn’t feel like it now, but one day when we come out of this tough period – and hopefully that’s soon – we’ll probably be thankful we had it,’ he said.
Liverpool suffered a 3-1 defeat at Leicester on Saturday which saw them drop down to sixth
‘You become stronger through adversity, you become more together and hopefully in the near future we can get back to the standards we’ve set for a long period of time.’
After being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Arsenal in October, out of the FA Cup by rivals Manchester United last month and sitting in sixth place, 13 points behind league leaders Manchester City, the Champions League is the final piece of silverware up for grabs.
Liverpool have made the trip to Budapest to face Leipzig, who are second in the Bundesliga, in the first leg and will play the return tie on March 10.
Liverpool will be looking to return to winning ways in the Champions League on Tuesday night
Manager Klopp insisted he and the players will resolve possibly the club’s worst form in his five-and-a-half year reign on Monday while Henderson conceded that he and his team-mates take the blame for the woeful run.
‘The players take full responsibility for performances and results, of course, and it’s down to use to change that,’ the Liverpool skipper added.
‘We’ve got from now until the end of the season to give everything, yeah there are a lot of reasons why, but for us it’s just about concentrating on the future and what’s important and trying to give our very best right until the end of the season.’
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