Liverpool won’t give up chase for top four, says HendersonLiverpool suffered an embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates, and are now seven points behind 4th place Manchester City. Henderson got the consolation goal for Liverpool at th Emirates, while Bellerin, Ozil, Sanchez and Giroud scored for the Gunners.
“We knew it was going to be difficult to finish in the top four even before we came here, but it makes it even more difficult. That doesn’t mean we’ll just give up,” Henderson said.
“We’ve got seven games left now and we need to try and win every one. If we do that, then you never know.
“Blackburn is another big game for us straightaway. We’ve got to recover well, learn from this one and move on and try to get a big win on Wednesday.”
Liverpool started the game poorly, and conceded three goals in the space of just 8 minutes just before half-time. Henderson scored a goal from a penalty in the second half, after Bellerin fouled Raheem Sterling inside his own penalty box. Emre Can was sent off in the dying moments for a second booking, Olivier Giroud scored Arsenal’s fourth.
“We didn’t start that well and Arsenal started really well,” Henderson told.
“They put us under pressure early on. But then we got through the moments where they had their chances.
“I felt that once we did get through that, we started passing the ball better and getting higher up the pitch and had some really good chances to go ahead.
“But we went in at half-time 3-0 down. To concede three goals in such a short space of time is not good enough.
“Our one v one defending needs to be better. I’m sure we’ll work on that in training.
“We’ve just got to be a little bit more aggressive, defensively, and then also in the final third, be more ruthless.”