Jordan Henderson Hails Liverpool’s Ability To Rebound From Mistakes
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson hailed the team’s ability to quickly move on from mistakes and respond as they ran out 4-2 victors at Crystal Palace on Saturday evening.
In an action-packed first half, Liverpool took the lead with 17 minutes on the clock through Emre Can before Dejan Lovren’s under-hit back pass was pounced upon and converted by Palace’s James McArthur just moments later.
However, the centre-half then atoned for his error as he put the visitors back in the lead in the 33rd minute.
McArthur then headed his second of the day to make it 2-2 but Liverpool were back in front right before half-time through Joel Matip’s towering header from a corner kick.
Roberto Firmino then added the Reds’ fourth with a delicate finish midway through the second half as Jurgen Klopp’s side won to stay level on points with leaders Manchester City in the Premier League table.
“Of course we need to look back on the game and look back on mistakes we made,” Henderson told BT Sport. “But at the end of the day, I thought we dealt with [Lovren’s mistake] well and forgot about it, moved on and concentrated on what to do to win the game.
“Obviously Dejan will be disappointed, but he comes up with the goal and he was magnificent throughout the game. You’ve got to give people like that credit and it takes a lot of character to do that.
“It’s a difficult place to come — they’re a good team. It was a battle throughout the game but I thought in the second half we managed the game well, we were under pressure from a few set pieces but I thought we dealt with them well.
“Then we managed to finish the game off with a couple of goals. I think, overall, we’re delighted with the three points.”
Lovren insists he was not affected by his error which led to the first equaliser and believes Liverpool were worthy winners in South London on the whole.
“I kept my head up high so I was still in the game, concentrated,” the Croatian international added. “I would say the work paid off and I scored a goal.
“But altogether, it was a deserved win. We could have even scored a couple more goals at the end. When you leave the mistakes out, it was a deserved win.”