28th October, 2019
It was surely an eventful Sunday night as Liverpool successfully came back from a shock early goal down to fight their way back to a 2-1 win against Tottenham Spurs at the Anfield.
It is therefore not a surprise that Jordan Henderson has credited Jurgen Klopp with fostering the “fantastic” mentality at Liverpool that enabled them to come from behind to win the all-important match
It took Harry Kane only 47 seconds to put the visitors ahead against the league leaders, who struggled to find a way through a determined Spurs defence until Henderson equalized in the 52nd minute.
Then came Sadio Mane who drew a foul in the box from Serge Aurier 15 minutes from time and Mohamed Salah scored from the penalty spot to earn the Reds a ninth win in 10 Premier League games this season.
When asked what drives Liverpool to bounce back from such difficult situations, Henderson gave a one-word response, telling Sky Sports: “Mentality.
“That’s grown over the last few years. The gaffer has changed that so much in us and the mentality’s fantastic throughout the squad.
“Whenever we face adversity we bounce back and we need to carry that right through the season because it’s not going to go all our own way; it’s going to be difficult at times like it was today.
“But it’s about going through that, pushing each other and always believing.”
Meanwhile, Mane admitted he spotted the opportunity to win a penalty and stepped into Aurier’s path to win it.
The Senegal international also expressed his desire to dethrone Manchester City and claim the Premier League title.
Talking about his emotions at 1-0 down against Spurs, Mane said: “I was thinking, ‘We’re going to come back.’ We try to push each other as a team, create chances and in the end we scored two goals and deserved to win tonight.
“To be honest I thought it was a clear penalty. I knew he [Aurier] was going to go for the ball so I tried to put my legs in between, so unlucky for him, lucky for me.
“Every win is a big moment and it’s big for us because of what we need and what we’re looking for. I know it’s early to speak about but what’s wrong? We want to win it.”