Jordan Henderson Thinks Liverpool Have a Shot at the Title
Following the drama of yesterday’s win at Craven Cottage, Reds central midfielder Jordan Henderson has eschewed the party line by refusing to rule Liverpool out of the title race.
In the build up to the Merseysider’s 5-1 thrashing of then league leaders Arsenal, boss Brendan Rodgers gave any talk of making a run for the Premier League crown the cold shoulder, saying that for Liverpool, as a team, it was too early to think about snatching the top spot. Club captain Steven Gerrard backed his skipper up in the wake of the Gunners massacre — though he sounded more than a touch reluctant to give up on the one trophy that’s eluded him during a storied career. Throwing wet blankets around might be the rule of the day, but Henderson wasn’t about to participate after his side grabbed a last gasp victory in London last night.
With fellow top four sides Arsenal and Chelsea dropping points midweek, the 23-year old took a far more positive view of the league table. “Never say never,” said Henderson when asked about Liverpool’s chances of securing their title of the Premier League era. “Obviously we’re quietly confident in every game we go into that we can win and we’ve just got to keep doing that until the end of the season, and then see where we are.”
Three goals last night, coupled with Manchester City’s meeting with Sunderland being called off due to poor weather conditions, has seen Liverpool draw within 2 goals of the rampant Citizens current haul of 68 – something Henderson credits on the performance of the entire team. “The forward players have been fantastic but I think the whole team has been playing brilliantly,” the Reds midfielder continued. “Everyone’s playing their part at the minute and hopefully we can keep that going.”
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Here we go again. Wasn’t it the same in the build up to the WBA game. Jordan’s a bit like Gerrard in terms of jinxing things with his constant and needless predictions.
Liverpool been brilliant at home but the away record simply isn’t good enough to win the league. Southampton will make Liverpool drop points, I’m positive about that and then United away, they won’t play shite like they have been against the smaller teams when Liverpool visit. Fulham could’ve easily made Liverpool drop points and they’re rock bottom so any team away and Liverpool could slip up. I’m just looking at Spurs and Everton and hope Liverpool can stay ahead of them because City, Chelsea and Spurs at home and there’s no way Liverpool will beat the 3 of them. So I can see a lot of points being dropped. Luckily for Liverpool that United are having a bad season because you don’t want to get in a fight with Arsenal for that 4th spot as they’ve never failed under Wenger.
Nah, don’t agree Patrick. We probably played Fulham at their best this season. The table is for a long time review, and although it never lies it ocassionally flatter to decieve. I would say playing Newcy away is arguably the easiest away fixture right now seeing as they haven’t scored in a month.
As for your claim Fulham could’ve easily made us drop points – I would correct that and say Toure and Skrtel was about to made us drop points. Fulham, like WBA never threatened. So in a way your assertion we’ll drop points in every game between now and the end of season seems a tad premature.
Looking at our fixture list we look like we could win all of them, so yeah we are in with a shout. but if you look at the fixture list of the blues wow they have it really easy till the end of the season. their only really hard game is us.
Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham and Newcastle at home could all be stumbling blocks. Don’t know if we’ve got what it takes to snatch full points from all of them.
Southampton away hasn’t been kind to us — the fixture list is tough, but I’m confident we can come away with 4th place this year.
Everyone is getting in on it — Rodgers should start handing out fines.
Yeapp and behind door spanking at that.
We weren’t exactly kind to ourselves either last season away at So’ton taking an extremly naive approach to the game. Expect us to be better prepared this time round. I’ll take a point if you give it to me today.
Yeah they are hard games and we probably wont win them all but, Spurs are a side we can tactically get one over on especially at home, Newcastle have huge home support so you are right to fear an away game against them but at home, we should be more confident. The Chelsea and Man City games although hard, you have to consider that we are at home and they should not go like last time because the Christmas close set of fixtures is good for the teams with big squads, going into those games we looked too tired to fight. It should be different when we have 7 days to prepare for them.