Jordan Henderson has challenged Liverpool to build on the positive Champions League result they had against Everton earlier this week.
The Reds took control of their round of 16 against RB Leipzig by showing a good performance in Budapest and recording a 2-0 win in the first leg.
And since the squad quickly focused on the Merseyside derby Concentrated this evening, Henderson and his teammates want to remedy the situation after three defeats in a row domestically.
In his column for the matchday program, the captain writes: « It was not an easy season for us. We had a great result mid-week against RB Leipzig, but that doesn’t hide our league form, which it wasn’t. » good enough.
« There are reasons for this, and there are mitigating factors too, but our responsibility as players is to get the most out of every situation we face and this has not been enough in the past few weeks Happened.
« All this time we’ve stuck together and the feeling was that we just needed a stepping stone to get started from.
» That meant producing the kind of achievement and the result what we achieved in Budapest on Tuesday, but – and I have to stress this – there is no point in giving yourself the opportunity to turn things around if you do not continue to take full advantage.
« That would be today been our challenge no matter who we played against. The fact that it’s Everton doesn’t change that goal, if anything, it increases it.
« It’s not good to do well on foreign soil if you don’t meet these standards on your own lawn. </ "The pressure and privilege of Liverpool is that you are expected to win every game. We have to return to a standard that makes sense of that ambition, becoming more consistent week after week and proving our quality. "
He continues: » I know we are still at a standstill, but when We can give you something to celebrate tonight – in your own home with your immediate family, of course – it would give us all a massive boost, especially after A tough run that we know has not been easy for you.
« I can’t promise a victory, you never can, but as captain I can commit myself to any of us lucky enough to put on a red shirt today and give it our all in the hope that it will bring us. » his own rewards.
« The manager said last week that we always play for our people and that is never truer than at Everton. We are aware of our responsibilities, now we have to live up to them. »
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