Henderson accepts blame for Liverpool’s only negative

Date published: Sunday 25th August 2019 12:17

Jordan Henderson Liverpool Arsenal

Liverpool emphatically extended their 100 per cent record to remain top of the Premier League, but for captain Jordan Henderson there are still areas for improvement.

Arsenal, who arrived at Anfield the only other team to have maximum points from two matches, were blown away 3-1 by a powerful, energetic performance.

Despite putting in their best display of the season so far, it was the goal they conceded, which means last season’s meanest defence have yet to keep a clean sheet in five outings so far, which had Henderson pausing for self-reflection amid all the praise being lavished on them.

“We knew if we did the right things, played to our strengths, defended really well and were clinical in front of goal, then we’d hurt them,” Henderson, who made his 100th Premier League appearance as captain, told liverpoolfc.com.

“We managed to do that, so overall it was a really good performance.

“If we want to be really critical, we’re disappointed with the goal. I should have cleared it on the edge of the box.

“But we’ve got to be delighted with the three points, it’s tough in the Premier League. Another great performance.”

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