Liverpool’s ‘never say die’ attitude keeps them going, says captain Jordan Henderson amid coronavirus lockdown
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson believes the ‘never say die’ attitude instilled by boss Jurgen Klopp is an essential part of the team’s identity.
The Reds were 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League when the season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Now Klopp’s side must wait to see if they can in fact secure the club’s first league title in 30 years, but they are staying optimistic – much as they would on the pitch.
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“I feel as though that’s something the manager started to instil in the squad when he first came, right from the beginning,” Henderson told Sky Sports News.
“I can remember him talking about never stopping and changing our mentality.
“Always keep going, no matter what the score, right to the very end.”
Henderson cited the fightback from 3-1 down to win a Europa League match against Klopp’s former club, Borussia Dortmund, 4-3 in 2016.
“Look at games like Dortmund, coming back like we did, and little games in the Premier League that people might not have picked up on.
“I think it’s a progression over a few years. This season has been massive, the consistency of it. It’s part of our identity that – no matter what happens in a game – we never stop and change our mentality until the game’s finished.”
Henderson added that players are training and in touch with each other during the ongoing pandemic.
“We’ve been given our own programme to do, to keep things ticking over, and we’re staying in contact,” he said.
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