Henderson: The biggest change Klopp has made

Date published: Monday 7th March 2016 1:33

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Jordan Henderson says Jurgen Klopp has instilled a never-say-die attitude in his Liverpool players.

Klopp was appointed as Reds manager in October after the sacking of Brendan Rodgers, and has overseen an upturn in fortunes at Anfield.

The club were 10th upon the German’s arrival, but now sit seventh, with faint hopes of Champions League qualification boosted with a late comeback victory over Crystal Palace.

The Reds were 1-0 down at Selhurst Park and had had vice-captain James Milner dismissed rather stupidly in the second half, but Roberto Firmino scored to inspire a late comeback, crowned in the final minute by a Christian Benteke penalty.

Since Klopp arrived, the Reds have also rescued a 2-2 draw against West Brom in December, and a 5-4 victory over Norwich in January, both in stoppage time.

Henderson believes the German has taught the players to never give up, telling the club’s official website: “It was a tough game, especially in the first half when it was a battle.

“The second half didn’t start well and we conceded a goal, but from then I thought we grew in confidence, grew throughout the game and in the end I thought we deserved the three points with the chances we created.

“It shows that we never give up and we always go right until the end, which the manager has drummed into us. Since he’s [arrived], I think that’s been one of the big things for us, to keep going right until the end no matter what the circumstances are.

“I felt as though we did that, even when we went 1-0 down and [down to] 10 men, we kept going and we got better as the game went on with the ball. We were moving it quicker, created chances and, for me, we deserved to win.”

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