Jordan Henderson: Liverpool aren’t a bad team, the squad is still very confident

The Liverpool captain insists confidence is high in the squad despite their 3-2 loss to Swansea

Jordan Henderson has insisted that Liverpool aren’t a bad team despite their surprise 3-2 loss to Swansea City at Anfield on Saturday evening.

The Merseyside outfit failed to make the breakthrough in the first half before Spanish striker Fernando Llorente scored twice inside the opening seven minutes after half-time.

Liverpool showed character to come from 2-0 down to level the Premier League clash after Roberto Firmino’s close-range header before the Brazilian netted a sumptuous volley.

The 18-time English champions failed to find a winner and the away side capitalised on some poor defending as Gylfi Sigurdsson netted the winner in the 74th minute.

Liverpool have failed to win their last three Premier League games since a 1-0 victory over title rivals Manchester City at Anfield on New Year’s Eve.

Speaking to BT Sport after Liverpool’s 3-2 loss to Swansea at Anfield, captain Henderson was adamant that confidence remains high in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

“One defeat doesn’t make you a bad team, we’ve still got a lot of confidence in the squad,” Henderson said.

“When we went 2-0 down you could see we still felt as though we could get back in it, which we did.

“But maybe we were pushing that bit too much for the third and we needed to be a bit more patient, [but we] got done on the counter.

“So, we’re very disappointed but the games come thick and fast and we need to be ready for the next one.

“We still feel very confident as a team, we’ve got brilliant players and we just need to keep going the way we have.

“[We need to] learn from today, because there were a lot of mistakes out there, and make sure the next game we put in a better performance and get a better result.”

Liverpool finished in eighth place in the Premier League table last term.

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