Jordan Henderson has revealed exactly what his manager said to him as he was about to enter the fray against Southampton on Friday night: “Make a difference.”
Henderson and vice-captain James Milner came on at 59 minutes with the score still 1-1 at Saint Mary’s.
A superb Mohamed Salah solo strike put the Reds in front before Henderson himself secured he victory in the final minutes of the game.
On what Jurgen Klopp said to him before coming on, Henderson replied: “Use our experience and then make a difference. Help the lads, get them going because we were under a bit of pressure.
“I felt as though we did that coming on, but so did everybody else. We kept going right until the end and we kept fighting and thankfully we managed to score a couple of goals and win the game.”
On the Reds turning things around yet again, Henderson added: “The manager has been big on that. He was big on that when he first came in a few years ago – that no matter what happens in the game, we still fight right until the very end.
“That is what we have been doing for a long time now and we need to keep that mentality going and not stopping until that final whistle goes.
“To go 3-1 up and kill the game off really was a big moment and a big result for us. That’s the most important thing, but going a goal behind we were really pleased that we managed to keep going and stay in the game.
“It was a must-win [game], we knew that, so it’s a big result for us going forward.”