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Lallana: Henderson called Liverpool team meeting

2017-02-13 16:10
Jordan Henderson (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has revealed that captain Jordan Henderson called a team meeting ahead of their 2-0 victory over Tottenham on Saturday.

The Reds had endured a tough period, failing to win a game in 2017, before beating Spurs with two goals from Sadio Mane.

Lallana gave credit to his skipper for unifying the squad ahead of the crunch tie, and was delighted with the way everyone responded.

He told the press, as reported by ESPN FC: "It was the team captain who got us together. He wanted it to happen.

"We knew as players we had to take responsibility. It was up to us to respond. The manager can say as much as he likes and tell us what he wants us to do and what attitude he wants us to have, but we have to do it.

"Credit to Jordan for calling the meeting, credit to everyone for participating and credit to everyone for performing. It wasn't just him who spoke, the senior players spoke, the non-senior players, everyone. It was good, and refreshing.

"As long as it is not personal, just purely professional, there is no harm reminding each other what we need and what we want from each other. It was very open and I came out of that meeting knowing that every one of those players is together and intent on turning things around. There was a sense of everyone coming together."

Liverpool will next face Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on February 27.

Kick of is at 17:00.

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