Jordan Henderson has revealed that the manager's words inspired him to a crucial goal that kept Liverpool's title challenge on track against Southampton. The Reds captain came off the bench in the 59th but not before Jurgen Klopp delivered him a stirring speech.
Liverpool were once again looking to take advantage of an early fixture to pile pressure on title rivals Manchester City. Pep Guardiola's side returned to the summit with a victory over Cardiff mid-week but just a point separated the two sides.
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The 28-year-old opened up in an interview with the club's website, revealing Klopp's message resonated in his ears as he rifled home that all important goal.
"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."
It's not the first time this season Liverpool have snatched victory right at the death
Henderson elaborated that it's always been part of Klopp's ethos adding:
"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.
Source : 90min