Fri. Jul 19th, 2019

Come what may Liverpool will fight to the end

Liverpool HendersonLiverpool kept up the pressure on Manchester City with a hard fought 2-0 win over Cardiff City in Wales On Sunday

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Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson has said that the club remain committed to fighting for the Premier League title to the bitter end.

His comments came after Liverpool secured a hard fought 2-0 win over relegation threatened Cardiff City on Sunday to return to the top of the Premier League table.

The Reds title rivals Manchester City play their game in hand on Wednesday when they meet United in a massive derby.

Liverpool are resolved to keeping the pressure on City even if the defending champions can get past Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s struggling team and capture the three points they need to restore the Citizens to the summit of the Premier League.

Henderson said that the relegation threatened outfit posed a different threat to what has come before for Liverpool who progressed to the last four of the Champions League last week and saw off Chelsea in their preceding Premier League fixture.

“It’s a big result for us and we want to keep fighting right until the end, to keep winning games,” Henderson told Liverpoolfc.com.

“It was a different type of test for us and I thought we came through it really well. We’ve got to keep believing, keep our confidence going and win as many games as we can.

“We knew it would be a difficult game. It was very hot so we knew it would be difficult but, to be fair, it was the same for both teams.

“The conditions were difficult but I thought we dealt with that really well and dealt with the game, coming back off the big win we had in midweek.

“They were fighting for their lives so we knew it would be difficult. We had to be patient and keep probing while making sure we were defensively organised.

“Overall, we have got to be very happy with the performance and obviously the three points.”

Henderson revealed that Liverpool’s breakthrough goal on Sunday was the result of a half-time team talk that singled out a weakness in the Cardiff defence. James Milner closed out the fixture after Mohamed Salah was wrestled to the ground late on and the referee pointed to the spot, the skipper lauded the veteran’s cool head.

“It’s a brilliant finish,” added Henderson. “To be fair to Gini, we spotted something and thankfully it was a great ball by Trent and a great finish.

“It was a brilliant penalty, another big penalty for us, a fantastic finish again from him and that killed the game off for us really, so it was another important goal.”

Liverpool are two points ahead of Manchester City who play Manchester United on Wednesday night. After that fixture both sides will have three Premier League matches left.

Manager Jurgen Klopp urged his Liverpool charges to remain focused on what they were doing as the season winds down.

He said after the victory in Wales: “We will be completely focused on Huddersfield, but until then we have to train and I know there is a game on Wednesday.

“We had to play that game as well and Man United was in that moment obviously in a much better moment when we played them, so it was a 0-0. We’ll see what comes out on Wednesday, we have no influence on that, but we still have to play games after that.

“So if United gets a point or whatever and we win [against] Huddersfield, go to Newcastle after Barcelona and think we have it halfway or whatever, then we will get a knock there. It’s all difficult, we just have to stay focused on our things – that’s what worked really well so far and I don’t see any reason why we should change. “

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