Jordan Henderson opens up Liverpool FC title hopes ahead of Crystal Palace clash

Jordan Henderson reflects on Liverpool FC's position in the Premier League title race this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Jordan Henderson
Liverpool FC midfielder Jordan Henderson Photo: The Sport Review

Jordan Henderson has insisted that Liverpool FC’s players are not getting carried away by their position at the top of the Premier League table.

The Reds returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Saturday with a 1-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion in the top flight to cement their spot at the top of the table.

Mo Salah scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot in the 50th minute to hand the Reds the three points and maintain their lead over Manchester City in the Premier League title race.

Liverpool FC have established themselves as the team to beat in the Premier League this season and they are well on course towards winning their first major trophy under Jurgen Klopp.

However, the Reds squad will need no reminding of the heartbreak of the 2013-14 campaign, when they came within touching distance of winning the title before Manchester City overtook them at the end of the season.

And Liverpool FC captain Henderson feels that the Reds can learn lessons from that season as they look to win the title this term.

Speaking to Liverpool FC’s website, Henderson said: “Obviously you can use that experience as much as possible. But in my mind and all of the lads’ minds is just: ‘Take it game by game.’

“That’s all we can do and is what we have been doing up to this point – so why change it?

“The next game is the biggest game of the season, that’s how we look at it, and it’s a tough one again next week. We will keep taking it game by game and come the end of the season, let’s see where we are.”

Liverpool FC will return to Premier League action with a home clash against Crystal Palace on Saturday, and Henderson says that confidence is high amongst the Liverpool FC squad.

He added: “We have spoken enough about the last two games [defeats by Man City and Wolves]

“All of our focus was on this game [at Brighton] and you can only have the opportunity to get the three points in your next game; that’s what we had here and that’s what all the concentration was on.

“We are still very confident as a group and very together, as you can see. That plays a big part in confidence going forward and you could see we didn’t lose our confidence. We kept our nerve, were patient and got the job done.”

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