Jordan Henderson hails SAS but wants Liverpool to be more solid

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson hails Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suárez - but admits the Reds can be more solid at the back

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Jordan Henderson has hailed Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suárez – but has admitted Liverpool need to be more compact at the back.

The Reds strike partnership were at their prolific best as both Sturridge and Suárez got on the score sheet in a 3-1 win against Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday.

The Liverpool duo have now netted a combined five goals since Suárez’s return from a 10-game ban as Brendan Rodgers’ side continue to play an exciting brand of football.

However, Henderson believes there is still room for improvement at the back after failing to keep a clean sheet in their last three Premier League games.

“The two of them were fantastic,” Henderson told the Liverpool Echo.

“Their link-up play and one-twos were brilliant and they do that all the time in training. Hopefully they can keep working on that, keep improving and keep getting the goals.

“They played a few games together before Luis got the ban and since Luis has come back in they’ve fitted together perfectly.

“They know where each other’s going to be and they’ve been outstanding. They can be a massive factor for us this season.

“As a team we just need to make sure that we shut the door at the back and we’re nice and compact.

“Dominating the ball and keeping good possession of the ball is something we need to get better at. But going forward I think we are as good as anyone really.”

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