English Premiership

Henderson plays down Liverpool title talk

2016-11-01 08:17
Jordan Henderson (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson says it is too soon to talk about winning the title and the side must keep their feet on the ground after Saturday's 4-2 win over Crystal Palace kept them hot on the heels of Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Liverpool, who won the last of their 18 English league titles in 1990, are unbeaten in eight league games and trail City and second-placed Arsenal only on goal difference after 10 games.

While their impressive start has raised optimism among their fans, Henderson played down the title talk.

"We've just got to concentrate on our games," the England international told BT Sport. "We're not getting ahead of ourselves. We're focusing on the game ahead and want to keep it game to game."

Goals from Emre Can, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Roberto Firmino secured victory for Liverpool at Selhurst Park in a vibrant attacking display.

However, concerns remain over their defence after James McArthur headed home twice to keep Palace in the game.

"It's a difficult place to come," said the Liverpool skipper. "It was a battle throughout game but, in the second half, we managed the game well. Then we managed to finish the game off and, overall, we are delighted.

"We need to look back at the game and at the mistakes, but we forget about that and moved on."

Liverpool next host seventh-placed Watford in the Premier League on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 16:15 (SA time).

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
10 December 2016
Watford v Everton, Vicarage Road Stadium 14:30
Arsenal v Stoke City, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Hull City v Crystal Palace, Kingston Communications Stadium 17:00
Swansea City v Sunderland, Liberty Stadium 17:00
Burnley v AFC Bournemouth, Turf Moor 17:00
Leicester City v Manchester City, King Power Stadium 19:30
11 December 2016
Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion, Stamford Bridge 14:00
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur, Old Trafford 16:15
Southampton v Middlesbrough, St. Mary's Stadium 16:15
Liverpool v West Ham United, Anfield 18:30
13 December 2016
Everton v Arsenal, Goodison Park 21:45
AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City, Vitality Stadium 21:45
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.