Henderson: Job done but we could have been better

Jordan Henderson hailed a 'comfortable' victory after Liverpool saw off Newcastle United to move up to second in the Premier League yesterday.

But, despite his delight, the captain also highlighted several elements of the Reds' performance that he believes could have been improved upon.

Jürgen Klopp's side dominated proceedings at Anfield on Saturday, enjoying 71 per cent of the ball and taking 14 shots to their opponents' seven as they earned a 2-0 win.

However, Henderson was not completely satisfied with how he and his teammates played in claiming three points.

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He told Liverpoolfc.com: "I think it was pretty comfortable in the end. Obviously we could have had more, we could have got a penalty at the end with Mo.

"Whenever we did give them half a chance I think it was more down to our poor play and not moving the ball quickly enough.

"I didn't think it was our best performance but it was a job well done in the end. Three points is the most important thing.

"Second half, we didn't really move the ball quick enough, we didn't keep the ball for long periods of time. 

"We could have done better on the counter-pressing as well so there were a few things I thought we could have been better at.

"But I thought we did more than enough to win the game."

The skipper also praised goalkeeper Loris Karius' crucial save from Mo Diame to keep the scoreline at 1-0 going into half-time.

He added: "It was a fantastic save, especially in this cold. He's kept himself warm and it's a great save."