Henderson reveals ‘key player’ in Liverpool press

Date published: Wednesday 28th February 2018 1:24

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been talking about the Reds’ strike trio of Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.

Liverpool eased past the 100-goal mark for the season with victory over West Ham at the weekend and Henderson has been talking to the Daily Mirror about their high-scoring triptych.

“It’s been a privilege to play with some unbelievable strikers at Liverpool, and hopefully the three we have up front now can keep going the way they have performed this season – because they have been absolutely brilliant,” he said.

“To score 100 goals in a season before the end of February is fantastic, although you can also play exciting football and win only 1-0.

“When you are playing with top players like those three lads up top, it’s enjoyable to watch and from midfield I get one of the best views in the house, but it’s all about the team.

“They get the headlines because of how many goals they score, the chances they create and how good they are going forward, but they are also fantastic lads in terms of their defensive work and helping us defend from the front as a team.

“Firmino is a prime example of working hard and pressing to win the ball back high up the pitch, which gives us chances to counter-attack. He’s a key player for us in that press.”

“And Mo has been incredible. I think playing in the Premier League before with Chelsea helped him because he knew what to expect of the physical demands in English football.

“From the moment he linked up with us in pre-season you thought, ‘This lad can play’ – but since then he’s kicked on again, and he’s going from strength to strength.

“Confidence has played a big part in that, and he’s playing full of confidence now.

“He’s scored so many goals, in so many different ways, and he’s been a massive influence for us. If he keeps performing at his current level, he’s definitely up there for the Premier League’s player of the season.

“Top players are quick to develop an understanding on the pitch in terms of their movement and the thing I really like about the three of them – Firmino, Salah, Mane – is that they don’t really care who scores the goals.

“A lot of strikers are selfish by nature, but they enjoy each other’s success and they appreciate the team giving them a platform to make things happen in the final third.”


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