Liverpool overcame Spurs in the top-of-the-table clash at Anfield last night with a well-deserved late winner from Roberto Firmino.
Mohamed Salah’s deflected effort had given The Reds a first-half lead only for Heung-Min Son to equalise with a fine finish on the counter-attack just seven minutes later. However, Brazil international Firmino rose highest to power home a brilliant headed goal from Andy Robertson’s 90th-minute corner for Jürgen Klopp’s side.
Speaking on Amazon Prime in his post-match interview, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson claimed it was one of his side’s better performances of this campaign so far.
“… I thought it was a good game – very tactical and probably what you expected a little bit in terms of us dominating with the ball, creating chances and then [we] get done on the counter in the first half. We’ll be disappointed with that because we knew that was the case, but overall I thought the performance was outstanding. I thought we dominated for large periods with the ball, we created some good chances and never stopped – kept going right until the end and got the winner which I think we deserved.
“I would say it was one of our best performances of the season, personally. With the ball, without the ball, the counter-press was really good, winning the ball back high up, relentless with the pressure. I’m over the moon, as you can see.”
Henderson also had some words of encouragement for 19-year-old centre-half Rhys Williams who made his Premier League debut in place of the injured Joël Matip.
“I told you before the game he had been outstanding and I hoped for the same tonight and he was outstanding again. He was one of the best players on the park, he won the majority of things in the air, defended, I could hear him talking all the time, for such a young lad. Delighted for him. But not just him – Fabinho next to him, the whole back four and the whole team, to be honest.”
Next up for Liverpool is a trip to Crystal Palace in the early game on Saturday. After Wednesday night’s win, The Reds now make that journey to London as outright league leaders, three points clear of second-placed Spurs.
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