Jordan Henderson says Liverpool will continue to move forward despite Napoli defeat
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson believes The Reds will bounce back in the right way from their Champions League defeat at Napoli on Tuesday night.
Jurgen Klopp’s side lost 2-0 in Naples on the opening night of their Champions League title defence, thanks to a penalty from Dries Mertens and an injury-time goal from Fernando Llorente.
Up until Napoli’s disputed late penalty, the game was a pretty even affair with Liverpool’s passing in the final third the main reason The Reds had not gone ahead in the game.
At the other end, Adrian performed some fantastic saves to keep the game scoreless and almost saved Mertens’ penalty, as well.
Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Henderson gave his thoughts on how the game had gone.
“I felt we played some good stuff, it was just the final bit I felt we were missing today.
“At home, Napoli are a good side and they are going to create some good chances. You’ve got to be prepared to defend as a team, which I felt we did.
“We won some great balls in midfield and counter-attacked really well, but it was just that last little bit – and obviously the mistakes for the goals – that we need to improve on.
“Overall, we can be better of course. We’ll take responsibility, we’ll move forward and try to react in the right way.”
It’s certainly not time to panic for Liverpool. The side lost all three of its away games in last season’s group stage, yet still went onto win European Cup number six.
Up next for The Reds is a huge game at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League this Sunday.
Let’s hope they can get back to winning ways immediately.
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