Henderson concedes it was “very frustrating” to come away from Brighton game with only a point

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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson couldn’t hide his disappointment after his side had to settle for a 1-1 draw in their clash with Brighton on Saturday.

Diogo Jota gave The Reds the lead on the hour but a late penalty for an Andy Robertson challenge on Danny Welbeck was converted by Pascal Groβ.

Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com about the result, Henderson said:

“Very frustrating, especially the way it’s happened in the last couple of minutes. Hard to take.

“It feels unfair at this moment in time and very frustrating, but you’ve got to move on and get on with it. That’s the decision that was made, even though I don’t think it was the right decision by a long way. But it is what it is. We move on and we keep going.

“I don’t think it affects us. If anything, it makes us stronger as a team. When you are going through difficult periods – whether that would be performance, results, whatever it is, and at this moment in time it’s probably injuries – it makes the group even more together and more stronger.

“We just need to adapt and give everything for the games coming up and try to recover and get players back fit as soon as possible.”

The captain felt the performance was enough to get all three points and, on another day, Liverpool would have come away with a win.

“I thought the performance level was really good again and we deserved all three points. So it’s disappointing but we move on.

“We are happy with the performance and on another day that’s three points.”

Liverpool must now turn their attention to the visit of Ajax on Tuesday night. The Reds lost 2-0 at home to Atalanta last week in the Champions League so will need to take something from the Ajax fixture to keep their spot at the top of the group.

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