Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has revealed the reasons why the Reds were able to comfortably defeat Arsenal at Anfield when the two sides clashed in the Premier League on Saturday.
Liverpool beat their counterparts from North-London 3-1 with a brace from Salah and a goal from Matip while Arsenal got a consolation from Torreria and Henderson has reflected that the quality of Liverpool’s collective performance made them worthy winners against Arsenal.
Joel Matip’s powerful header was the difference between the sides after an action-packed opening 45 minutes at Anfield on Saturday.
But the Reds surged into an unassailable lead after half-time – Mohamed Salah winning and converting a penalty before later racing clear and slotting home a third – to become the only team with a 100 per cent record in the Premier League.
Asked if he was satisfied with the display, Henderson told Liverpoolfc.com: “Yes, of course. Another three points against a good side, a good performance – so, overall, delighted with the game.”
“They started really well and won both their games so we knew it would be difficult. But we knew if we did the right things, played to our strengths, defended really well and were clinical in front of goal, then we’d hurt them. We managed to do that, so overall it was a really good performance.”
“If we want to be really critical, we’re disappointed with the [Arsenal] goal – I should have cleared it on the edge of the box. But we’ve got to be delighted with the three points, it’s tough in the Premier League. [It was] another great performance,” the England international revealed.