Henderson: Liverpool’s Super Cup win over Chelsea was tough.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds were eager to win yesterday following their Coummunity Shield loss to Manchester City.

Kante and Henderson battle for the ball. (Image: Nick Potts/PA Wire)

European champions Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties in the Super Cup final on Wednesday night and after the clash in Istanbul, Jordan Henderson said it’s important they keep winning.

Olivier Giroud broke the deadlock in the 36th minute as he capitalised on a fine pass from Christian Pulisic.

Liverpool responded three minutes into the second half as Sadio Mane scored the leveller from close range.

The Merseyside club then took the lead through Mane who was assisted by Firmino for the second time on the night but the Blues levelled the score when Jorginho hit the net from the penalty spot after Adrian was adjudged to have fouled Tammy Abraham in the box.

The match finished 1-1 after 90 minutes and 2-2 following the extra time. 

However, captain Henderson expressed his delight after Adrian saved Tammy Abraham’s spot kick and also revealed both teams struggled with the humidity in Istanbul.

While speaking to BT Sport, the England international said: "It was tough, it's humid here, with it going to extra-time as well. You could see a lot of the lads were struggling. We were trying to keep the ball and get a breather but it was a bit sloppy.

"Chelsea are a good side and it's not a great way to lose. We know that after the Coummunity Shield but thankfully we won this one.

"We didn't play particularly well but we kept grinding, kept going. It's another trophy for us and it's important to keep winning."

Henderson added"I'm delighted for Adrian. He's just come to the club and he's the hero tonight.

"We want to win as many trophies as we can so we'll enjoy it tonight but then focus on recovering for a big game on Saturday."


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