Jordan Henderson said Liverpool had a “tough afternoon” against Wolves.© AFP
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said it was a “difficult afternoon” for his side after they had just won the Premier League title by Manchester City on the dramatic final day of the season. The Reds won 3-1 at home to Wolves but ended the contest one point behind City after the English title holder launched a stunning rally from a 2-0 deficit to beat Aston Villa 3-2 by blasting home three goals in five minutes. The defeat ended Liverpool’s hopes of winning four unprecedented major trophies in one season.
“We didn’t play well, there was a bit of annoyance, but we bounced back well in the end and scored some good goals,” said Henderson, whose side were shocked when Pedro Neto gave Wolves the lead in the third minute at Anfield.
“We kept walking and looking for a way to win, but it was a tough afternoon,” added the midfielder, with Sadio Mane equalizing in the 24th minute before Mohamed Salah shot Liverpool ahead with six minutes remaining.
“We don’t really know what’s going on (at the Etihad), we’re just focused on ourselves,” the England international explained, with the mood subsiding when Andrew Robertson scored in injury time as news of City’s recovery at home. to Villa come to Anfield.
“Unfortunately it wasn’t enough. We gave everything all season.”
Liverpool, who have already won the League Cup and FA Cup this season, ahead of their appearance in next weekend’s Champions League final, are 14 points behind City in January and appear to be out of the title race.
“In January I thought we’d bite your hand to take it to the last day,” Henderson said.
“I’m very proud of what the players have done, and we have to congratulate City.”
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