ReactionJordan Henderson: We're pleased but need to keep this momentum going
Jordan Henderson took satisfaction at another strong Liverpool display in the 4-0 victory over Southampton at Anfield on Saturday.
Goals from Diogo Jota (two), Thiago Alcantara and Virgil van Dijk gave the Reds the three points in the Premier League contest.
It brought an end to a good week for Henderson and his teammates, having beaten Arsenal, FC Porto and Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Saints in that time and kept clean sheets in all three fixtures.
Read on for Liverpoolfc.com’s post-Southampton interview with the skipper...
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How pleased were you with the intensity shown from the off today?
Very pleased. The overall performance, a clean sheet is important, four goals, always nice. Overall, very pleased. We started the game well, got the early goal, which helped, and then went on from there and scored a few more. So overall, I think we've got to be very pleased.
There seems to be a real intensity and rhythm to things currently...
The performance level has been really high over the last few games, defending as a team properly, a threat going forward, some good football at times. So overall, we're in a good moment but we need to continue that. I know how quickly football can change, so you've got to keep that momentum going, keep that consistency going and we've got a big game next as well, so that's important.
The side are scoring consistently at the moment and scoring plenty...
That's important but the other side is just as important. Keeping clean sheets, I think that's the most important thing. If we can keep defending well, keep clean sheets, we're always going to be good going forward and we're always going to create opportunities, so I think that's something that we want to keep with, keep enjoying them clean sheets and then obviously the goals as well.
There's a big game next week. What are your thoughts going back to Goodison Park?
The derby is always intense away at Goodison. It'll be a tough game and anything can happen in a derby. So we've just got to be ready as we always are, give absolutely everything and keep the consistency going, the performance level. If we do that then we're going to have a good chance of winning.