‘We confirmed mentality once more’ – Henderson and Van Dijk on Wolves win

'We showed mentality again' - Henderson and Van Dijk on Wolves win

Jordan Henderson and Virgil van Dijk each lauded the character Liverpool displayed within the 2-1 victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Thursday.

The Reds restored their 16-point lead on the prime of the Premier League because of Roberto Firmino’s 84th-minute winner at Molineux.

Raul Jimenez introduced the hosts again stage early within the second half after Henderson had opened the scoring in minute eight of the competition. 

Reacting to the win, the Liverpool captain informed BT Sport: “You recognize it is going to be tough right here as we have seen over the season. They seem to be a good crew, they make you’re employed. 

“[It was an] intense recreation. We knew it might be tough however we knew to maintain going, maintain preventing. We defended very well, the large man and the again 4 had been good once more, the ‘keeper. 

“We had some probabilities as properly to place the sport to mattress, which I maintain saying over the past couple of weeks, in order that’s one thing that we need to enhance on and kill the sport off earlier. 

“However [we] confirmed mentality once more to maintain going and discovering that profitable purpose.”

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— LFC (Liverpool FC)
23rd Jan 21:53

Van Dijk, too, was left extraordinarily glad by choosing up three factors in opposition to Nuno Espirito Santo’s seventh-place aspect. 

“To start with, you have to give them credit score,” the No.four stated. “They performed good, they’ve good gamers, they’re tough to interrupt down. Within the second half they got here at us extra, creating extra moments of hazard. 

“We needed to dig deep, we needed to struggle – that is one thing we are able to do as properly. 

“Clearly we’re not blissful concerning the purpose conceded however how we reacted on that may be a good factor. We all know we’re at all times going to have probabilities. Nice three factors.”

The outcome noticed Liverpool prolong their unbeaten run within the prime flight to 40 matches, changing into solely the fifth crew in English Soccer League historical past to realize such a feat.

Nonetheless, Henderson as soon as once more insisted the squad stay solely focussed on the upcoming problem, fairly than data and their lead on the summit. 

“You are most likely bored of me saying it, however it’s simply concerning the subsequent recreation,” the midfielder added. “We need to maintain going. 

“Each recreation is the largest recreation of the season – because the supervisor retains saying to us. We have the FA Cup on the weekend now, so we have to put together for that. 

“However we simply need to maintain going, give all the things like we at all times do and maintain constructing on what we have achieved to date.”

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