Henderson says clash with City will be just like any other

Tuesday 08 Apr 2014
Jordan Henderson challenges Andy Carroll during the win at West Ham

Jordan Henderson says he and his Liverpool team-mates will treat Sunday’s top of the table clash with Manchester City just like it was any other match.

After two penalties from England and Reds captain Steven Gerrard secured a 2-1 win at West Ham United last weekend, the Anfield side returned to the summit of the Premier League with just five fixtures remaining of the season.

And Henderson, who received a recall to Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions squad last November, insists that his side will not change their approach to the potential title decider.

Jordan Henderson celebrating a Liverpool goal

Jordan Henderson celebrating a Liverpool goal


He said: "We've got five games left. It's not one. It's five.

"We've got to take each one as it comes and it is City - it is a big game but so are the other four.

"I've said all along that we must take each game as it comes and obviously the next one is Man City and we must approach that like we have been [approaching games] all season."

"We've got to put on a good performance and get the three points.

"We've got to concentrate, keep our focus and keep approaching games like we have been.

"We are high on confidence. But we continue to work hard on the training ground and in games. That's the most important thing.

"No matter what the circumstances are in the game, if you keep working then your just-rewards will come. That's what happened at West Ham. We controlled the game really well, especially [in the] second half."

And with Chelsea also yet to visit Merseyside, Henderson is hoping the club’s supporters can play their part in delivering a first league title for Liverpool since 1990.

He added: "The crowd have been fantastic throughout.

"They've been really, really good, supporting us the whole way. We've got to put on a good performance for them.

"We've got to work really hard like we have been and hopefully get the three points."

By FA Staff