The Reds captain insisted on making tactical changes and played in an advanced position before Liverpool win over Southampton.
Liverpool are back on the top of the Premier League after a 3-1 victory at Southampton in St Mary’s. The 28-year old Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has revealed that he urged Jurgen Klopp to make him play in a more advanced role, after being utilised in a more defensive position this season.
The results came out in a favour of Liverpool although. The Liverpool captain dropped out of the side as one of two changes for the trip to Southampton but provided an impact off the bench, tucking home from close range to help the Reds seal a 3-1 victory.
Shane Long had given the hosts the lead by Naby Keita equalised before the break, with Mohamed Salah firing Klopp’s side ahead heading into the latter stages of the game before Henderson put the icing on the cake.
Speaking after the match, Henderson discussed the importance of the result and revealed he had spoken to Klopp about his position on the field identifying that he felt he could be an influence in the final third.
He told the reporters,
“Every game is massive for us. We know we have to win every game. Tonight was another big game. I thought the lads showed great character in the first half, under a little bit of pressure, to go in 1-1 at half time I thought was good for us. To come out and win second half is a big performance and a big result.
It was a big goal. I haven’t got in them positions often this season because I’ve been playing a deeper role but I’ve had conversations with the manager, I felt I could affect it a little higher up and thankfully I managed to come on and contribute.
There’s not many games left and any mistake can cost us. We wanted to win this game no matter what and in the second half we pressed them, kept going and I don’t think they had any chances basically apart from some set-pieces. It’s a well deserved win.
The reds entered the premier League summit again and will now look ahead to their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Porto on Tuesday, before returning to their Premier League title push next weekend against Chelsea at Anfield.
The Reds moved two points ahead of Man City with just five games to go after goals from Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson at St Mary’s. The captain capped Liverpool’s vital win with his first goal for 18 months. He Brought massive energy to a spluttering Reds midfield and spend the play up considerably.