Klopp: Henderson deserves more credit for comeback

Date published: Tuesday 26th January 2016 11:24

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Jurgen Klopp has credited captain Jordan Henderson with Liverpool’s revival in the 5-4 victory over Norwich.

Henderson was one of Liverpool’s star performers as they recovered from 3-1 down at Carrow Road to claim a dramatic 5-4 victory on Saturday.

The skipper hauled the Reds back into the game just a minute after Norwich had gone into a two-goal lead when he fired home on 55 minutes to cap a fine sweeping move.

“One other thing from the Norwich game I would like to highlight is the performance of our captain Jordan Henderson,” Klopp wrote in his programme notes.

“The nature of how the game finished and the celebrations around the winning goal meant his contribution was not highlighted to the level it maybe should have been.

“This was a captain leading his team on the pitch and leading with an example of how to fight our way back from a bad situation. His goal, of course, was vitally important and possibly the moment the game changed back towards us.

“But his overall performance and the impact it had on inspiring those around him was massive and demonstrated why he is one of our stand-out leaders.”

Klopp, whose men face Stoke in the Capital One Cup semi-final, second leg at Anfield on Tuesday night, also praised the spirit of the whole team after Saturday’s thrilling win at Norwich.

“The character, determination and willingness to fight until the very last kick are something that I have known this team possesses since day one. They are now starting to show that more and more in games and we are fighting until the very end.

“To be 3-1 behind away from home in the second half and to come back and win takes character and we showed that. The quality of the goals we scored as well were excellent; all of them very good goals,” added Klopp.

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