Saturday 16 December 2017

Henderson sinks Swans as Liverpool set up winner takes all clash with United

Liverpool win sets up huge showdown with United

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson celebrates scoring their goal
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson celebrates scoring their goal

Jordan Henderson's fortunate second-half goal kept Liverpool firmly in contention for a Premier League top-four finish with a 1-0 win at Swansea City last night.

After the game, Henderson's thoughts turned quickly to the upcoming clash with Manchester United on Sunday.

"We were very disappointed at half time and the boss had a few words. We passed the ball a lot better in the second half and got the result. Now we're really looking forward to the United game," he said.

"It's going to be some battle. Both teams have been in good form. We'll recover this week and be ready for Sunday."

Liverpool got lucky on 68 minutes when Jordi Amat slid in to clear and the ball and it ricocheted back off Henderson and looped over Swansea keeper Lukasz Fabianski.

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Victory took in-form Pool to within two points of United in fourth place ahead of Sunday's showdown.

Since losing to United at Old Trafford in mid-December, Brendan Rodgers' side have won 10 and drawn three in the league.

Joe Allen also admitted that his side were a little lucky in the first half. "Swansea were on top in the first half but we got on top after the break," he said. "We were a bit lucky to go in level but we lifted it.

"We also take massive satisfaction from another clean sheet."

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