Crisis has descended upon Liverpool Football Club this season as they have plummeted down the Premier League table and are now facing a difficult task of qualifying for the Champions League. Captain Jordan Henderson has admitted that the team lacks confidence, but insists that they cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves. The Reds have already dropped 26 points this campaign, and their erratic run of form continued following Saturday’s resounding 3-0 defeat at Brighton. Manager Jurgen Klopp took the blame for another disappointing day in Liverpool’s stuttering season, admitting he could not recall a worse performance. Henderson has urged the team to stay together and take responsibility to try and fix the situation. The mood in the dressing room is understandably low, but he has urged the players to not feel sorry for themselves and to keep fighting. The red ones now move on to Tuesday’s FA Cup replay away to Wolverhampton, and will be hoping to turn their fortunes around sooner rather than later. It is now up to the team to stick together and work hard to make a difference and get back to the top.
Captain Jordan Henderson admits Liverpool lack confidence but insists the players cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves.
Jurgen Klopp’s side fell to ninth in the Premier League after their erratic run of form continued following Saturday’s resounding 3-0 defeat at Brighton.
The Reds lost at the Amex Stadium and have already dropped 26 points this campaign, leaving them out of the title race and facing the tough task of qualifying for the Champions League.
“It’s a really low point for us as a team,” England midfielder Henderson said of the heavy defeat on the south coast, according to his club’s website.
“We have to stay together. There are honest guys there and of course it’s a difficult time for us as a team, but we have to come together.
“We all know we can be better individually, collectively, in everything.
“And I’m going to take responsibility, the guys are going to take responsibility to try to fix everything.”
Speaking about the mood in the dressing room, the 32-year-old continued: “It’s not very good, as you can imagine.
“Pretty low, a bit of confidence – you can see it when we play – the energy level is low, everything.
“It’s not good to feel sorry for yourself. I’ve had moments like that in my career and you’ve got to keep fighting, you’ve got to move on and hopefully we can turn that around sooner rather than later.”
Manager Klopp took the blame for another disappointing day in Liverpool’s stuttering season, admitting he could not recall a worse performance.
Solly March’s quick-fire double early in the second half gave the Seagulls a deserved lead before substitute Danny Welbeck scored a convincing winner.
The red ones move on to Tuesday’s FA Cup replay away to Wolverhampton, which could see Brighton quickly return to the fourth round of that tournament before they host Chelsea on Saturday.
“We have to stick together and try to make a difference very quickly because the games go fast and fast and we have to try to learn as best as we can and show a reaction,” Henderson said.
“We know we can be much better, we know we can play better, we know we can give even more – and it’s really disappointing.
“But you have to keep working, you have to keep going.
“It’s important that we stick together and get through this and in the end it will make us stronger.”