Jordan Henderson admits Liverpool are 'pretty low on confidence'

‘It’s a real low point’: Jordan Henderson admits Liverpool are ‘pretty low on confidence’ and ‘it hasn’t been right for a while’ after sinking to a dismal 3-0 defeat at Brighton that leaves top four hopes in tatters

  • Liverpool captain described the 3-0 defeat at Brighton as a ‘low point’ for team
  • Brighton ran all over Liverpool and result never appeared in doubt on Saturday
  • Jurgen Klopp had previously described the performance as one of the ‘worst’ 
  • Jordan Henderson echoed manager’s sentiments in his assessment of showing

Jordan Henderson described Liverpool’s defeat at the hands of Brighton on Saturday as a ‘real low point’. 

Echoing his manager’s sentiments, Henderson described the performance – and the wider feeling surrounding Liverpool at present – as having reached the nadir and urged his team-mates to stick together to try and emerge from the crisis.

The 3-0 defeat leaves Jurgen Klopp’s side ninth, seven points off the top four and a further 16 off the summit.

Jordan Henderson described the loss at Brighton as a ‘real low point’ for current Liverpool side

Fronting up for the side after the defeat, Henderson said: ‘Everything went wrong from the start to the end. Brighton were better than us in all departments.’

‘It’s a real low point as a team. We have to stay together. It’s a tough moment but we need to get together, stay together and try and change things quickly,’ he added. 

‘We have to try and learn and show a reaction. There wasn’t one thing. It was numerous things and it hasn’t been right for a little while now. 

Jurgen Klopp’s side were second best as they fell to a 3-0 defeat away to the Seagulls 

‘Everybody knows that. We know we can be better. I’ll take responsibility and the lads will. We have to try to put it right.’

Speaking about where the team were mentally, following a string of poor performances and results following the World Cup, Henderson described them as being ‘low on confidence’ and suffering from a generally low energy level. 

‘We’re pretty low on confidence. The energy level is low. We have to keep fighting and hopefully we can change it sooner rather than later.’

Meanwhile, Klopp said described it as ‘really bad’.

‘Bad, really bad. I can’t remember a worse game, not only Liverpool,’ his assessment began. ‘I really can’t. This is a really low point.

Klopp has admitted he has to ‘be very concerned’ after Liverpool were roundly beaten at Brighton

‘Brighton were the better team, it was well deserved. They played really well. It was a very organised team against a not very organised team.’

He added: ‘When you face a team full of confidence and joy, you need to have key moments where you put the ball over the line. We had chances to make it 2-1. But there was no moment in the game where we could get a little lift and then go from there. The outcome was horrible to watch.

‘Everyone with a Brighton heart will have enjoyed the game a lot. No-one with a Liverpool heart enjoyed it for a second.’

Liverpool have now slipped to ninth in the Premier League table after losing their second game in a row

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