Liverpool FC ready to fight against Manchester United says captain
Jordan Henderson hoping to overcome a Jose Mourinho team at Anfield tonight
October 17th, 2016
It’s the match that the world will be watching. Liverpool v Manchester United is one of the biggest football fixtures in the world, with Reds captain Jordan Henderson aware of the game’s magnitude.
Henderson clearly remembers Liverpool’s game against Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea three seasons ago where clever tactics saw the visitors wreck the title hopes of the Merseyside team.
Henderson told The Guardian: “I will never forget that Chelsea game at Anfield when we lost and we were going for the title. It was frustrating for me. I was a fan, I was in the crowd, it was frustrating to watch. I was shouting at the ref to get things going a bit quicker.
“It wasn’t a nice game to watch but full credit to José. It was tactically very good from him and he is a great tactician, he is a world‑class manager and he has shown that in the clubs he has been at. The way they played that game was very clever from José. We were on fire at the time and the way they played the game, very slow, sitting in, it was difficult to watch.
“They made it very difficult – throw‑ins, goal-kicks, they were taking forever and that got everyone worked up in the stadium and it worked to their advantage because they got the result they came for and it had a big impact on us winning the league. I will never really forget that, so Monday will be a big occasion, if we can keep performing the way we are and win, to sort of put that to bed.
“It will be a tough game. United are a good team who have some very good players and a top manager. We need to be ready and prepared for anything that is thrown at us.”