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Jordan Henderson Attempts To Explain Liverpool’s Horrid Second Half Showing

Liverpool’s season so far was summed up in 90 minutes in Seville on Tuesday night as the Reds coughed up a 3-0 lead and finished the game level with Los Rojiblancos.

Having kicked things off perfectly, netting three goals in the space of half an hour, the Reds went into half-time with their tails up and confident of securing top spot in their Champions League group with a win. 

Sevilla obviously hadn’t read Liverpool’s script and fought back with a brace from Wissam Ben Yedder and a last-minute strike from Guido Pizarro, which secured a point for a Sevilla side that at one point looked as though they could be in for a hiding. 

While the inquest behind the scenes will begin in earnest on Wednesday, captain Jordan Henderson provided an immediate reaction to BT Sport (via the BBC) after the game:

“I am not sure (how the collapse happened). The first half was very good, disciplined, score good goals. The second half was very bad, we did not start well at all. We gave a corner away and struggled from then on.

“We stopped playing football and did not get the ball to the front three to cause them problems. it does not feel good.

“We did not keep the ball and I did think the free-kick and penalty decisions were soft to let them back in the game. We need to be better.

“The message at half-time was to keep going and they were going to give it a right go, they had nothing to lose and we could not cope with it. At least it is still in our hands to top the group.”

It has been the same old story from Liverpool almost every week this season. But this particular result should now act as the catalyst for Jurgen Klopp to tighten things up for his side’s next fixture: a huge clash at home to Chelsea in the Premier League next Saturday evening. 

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.