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Liverpool captain Henderson: We didn't get going early enough.

Fulham 1-1 Liverpool

Henderson pleased Liverpool didn't lose to Fulham. [Getty]
Henderson pleased Liverpool didn't lose to Fulham. [Getty]

Henderson said it’s unlike the Reds to perform as they did against Fulham over the weekend.

Premier League champions played out a 1-1 draw with Fulham on Sunday and after the tie captain Jordan Henderson admitted the Reds “didn’t get going until after the first 30 minutes”.

Liverpool created very few chances and almost lost the game against Scott Parker’s side at Craven Cottage on Sunday.

The west London club took the lead via Bobby Decordova-Reid, who found the net with a superb strike in the 25th-minute, but Aboubakar Kamara's arm gifted the Merseyside club a penalty late on in the game as Mohamed Salah calmly fired the ball into the net to salvage a point for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

It wasn’t the best performance from Jurgen Klopp's Reds as they failed to leapfrog Tottenham Hotspur, who were held to a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the match against the Cottagers, England midfielder Henderson said: “We didn’t get going until after the first 30 minutes. You can’t do that in the Premier League or you get punished – like we did.

“The good thing is we reacted well. We dominated and should have scored one or more two. I’m disappointed with the start, pleased with the reaction.

“We’ll have to look at it but it’s not like us. 

“I don’t want to make excuses. I’ll let you talk about the amount of games teams are playing. We flew back from Denmark, prepared well. For whatever reason we didn’t start well. Maybe we could have won the game on another day.

“[At half-time Jurgen Klopp said] We need to start the half like we finished the first half. A few of us weren’t happy with the start. We gave everything in the second half. Fulham made it difficult to create chances. 

“When you can’t win, don’t lose. But I felt we were good enough to get the three points.”

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