Jordan Henderson applauds at Anfield

ReactionJordan Henderson: Rangers win is a step in the right direction

Published 5th October 2022

Jordan Henderson considered Liverpool's 2-0 Champions League victory over Rangers a step in the right direction.

The Reds captain aided his side’s claiming of three points in Group A on Tuesday night, completing 69 minutes of the contest at Anfield.

Trent Alexander-Arnold opened the scoring with a well-placed curling free-kick and Mohamed Salah made sure the spoils were safe from the penalty spot following the half-time interval.

Liverpool made it back-to-back victories in European action, with Henderson pleased by the performance in response to a mixed start to the Premier League campaign.

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The No.14 told Liverpoolfc.com post-match: “I think overall the performance level was really good. We’ve got to be really happy.

“I thought first half especially we started the game really well. We got a good goal and could have got a couple more, but overall I think we’ve got to be happy with the performance.

“We controlled the game from the start to the end, which is important. Of course, there are going to be things we can improve on, but I think it is a step in the right direction and a good solid performance.”

On Alexander-Arnold’s stunning free-kick, Henderson added: “Obviously everyone will speak about the free-kick – an excellent free-kick – but I thought overall tonight he was really good defensively.

“He’s done the basics really well and made some really good passes, defensively I thought he was solid, which is important for us. I thought his performance was really good.”

Liverpool now turn their attention to a visit to the capital to face Arsenal on Sunday afternoon, before the reverse group fixture against Rangers at Ibrox next week.

“One hundred per cent – we need to,” Henderson said of taking momentum from their latest display.

“Arsenal are flying at the minute so we need to be at 100 per cent to even have a chance of going there and getting a good result.

“We need to take tonight, build on it and try to be even better on Sunday.”

Published 5th October 2022