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
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
"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.