Jordan Henderson has revealed that Jürgen Klopp urged his Liverpool side to match the high standards they’ve set themselves in recent weeks during the half-time interval against Swansea City on Saturday.
The Reds went into the away dressing room at the break a goal behind after an opening-half showing that hadn’t seen them perform at their peak.
However, the manager’s frank works helped fire Liverpool into life and they duly went out and secured three points thanks to goals from Roberto Firmino and James Milner.
Henderson told Liverpoolfc.com afterwards: “Obviously he had a few words to say because it wasn’t good enough, especially the first half an hour. The standards we’ve set, we just didn’t match them.
“We came in at half-time and he [Klopp] had a few words to say, but credit to the lads we responded and the second half we played well.
“When we got the first goal we had a little bit of momentum behind us and we wanted to find the second goal. We had a couple of good chances but just couldn’t find the net, but then we got the penalty and it was slotted home by Millie [Milner] which was brilliant. It was a brilliant three points for us.
Jordan Henderson and James Milner react to Swansea win
“He’s been brilliant so far [with the penalties], touch wood! He’s got nerves of steel really so hopefully he keeps on putting them in the back of the net.”
Henderson felt there was an additional factor that helped the Reds over the line in Wales – the travelling support.
He added: “They were brilliant again. Home and away they are always outstanding and they kept cheering even when we were 1-0 down. They got us over the line in the end and we managed to get the three points for them.”