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Henderson “really delighted with the performance and the character” shown against Ajax.


Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson [Getty]
Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson [Getty]

Liverpool skipper Henderson was delighted with how Liverpool beat Ajax to seal their spot in the Champions League last 16. 


Jordan Henderson was pleased with Liverpool’s excellent display in their Champions League victory over AFC Ajax on Tuesday night. The Reds sealed the top spot in Group D as they booked their place in the next round [last 16] of Europe’s elite competition with a game left to play. Curtis Jones' second-half strike at Anfield confirmed the narrow win and captain Henderson lauded Jurgen Klopp’s side for the character they showed against the Eredivisie club. "A very big win, important. I thought the lads were excellent," the 30-year-old told Liverpoolfc.com. "We knew it would be a tough game and there's things we can be better in and, of course, we probably could have scored two or more goals, especially in the second half. "But I'm really delighted with the performance and the character of the team with the setback of injuries that we've had of late. "But to keep fighting and to get the three points and win the group is massive for us, so I'm delighted with that." When quizzed on their capacity to overcome injury to key players, the England midfielder asserted: "We've been like that for a long time and it's just about building on that and keep it going. "No matter what 11 or 14, 15 or whatever it is that manages to play in the game, they give absolutely everything. "We've got some fantastic players, especially the young players tonight who again showed the quality to get us the three points. 


"Overall, I'm really pleased with the performance. I know it's not our best performance but I feel as though it was a real battle and everybody gave everything right up to the 90th minute and you get your rewards, you get your three points. So that's why I'm really pleased with it." Liverpool welcome Diogo Jota’s former side at Anfield on Sunday evening with 2000 fans set to be entertained for the first time since March due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, Henderson issued a rallying cry to the Reds, saying they “must recover and be ready” for the Premier League clash against Nuno Espírito Santo’s Wolves. Henderson said: "That's a big gap for us, not a small one! We've got to use that the best we can, recover and get ready for a tough game because Wolves are a good side. "They got a big win the other day against Arsenal, so they'll be right up for it. It's another tough game for us but we'll recover and get ready for that one."



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