Henderson: We must learn our lessons
Captain Jordan Henderson admits Liverpool have to learn lessons from their Champions League disappointment against Sevilla to avoid problems further down the line.
“We’re disappointed with the result in the end. We think we’ve done enough to win the game,” said Sunderland-born Henderson, reflecting on Wednesday’s 2-2 draw.
“The performance level was good, we’ve reacted well from the weekend (a 5-0 defeat at Manchester City) and then, of course, we’ve gone a goal down.
“There are a lot of good things but we’re disappointed, especially with the second goal we’ve conceded.
“It was quick throw-in the second goal and it’s very disappointing because we keep going on about that.
“To concede from that situation it’s very disappointing and we need to learn because in the Champions League you’ll get punished.” On the plus side, Liverpool’s attacking play was as exciting as ever with the pace of Sadio Mane and Salah giving Sevilla plenty of problems. The return of Philippe Coutinho, who one month ago submitted a transfer request in an attempt to force a move to Barcelona, who came off the bench for his first appearance of the season, was another bonus.
He was warmly welcomed by the Anfield crowd and despite looking ring-rusty his team-mates are hopeful he will be up to speed soon.
“Massive, brilliant – I think you heard the crowd when he came on,” said Henderson on the Brazilian’s return. “He’s been brilliant in training so hopefully he can have a big impact now he’s back.”