Henderson Cautions Liverpool Not to Get Too Cocky After Beating Manchester United

    Jordan Henderson has warned his Liverpool teammates not to get too confident after beating Manchester United 7-0.

    The Reds inflicted a record Premier League defeat against their fierce rivals – and the heaviest combined defeat ever – in Sunday’s one-sided clash at Anfield.

    While Liverpool took particular delight in the United thrashing, they also moved three points clear of fourth-placed Tottenham with a game in hand as a result.

    Meanwhile, Newcastle are four points behind the Champions League places and have two games against Spurs in hand.

    Liverpool have taken 13 points out of 15 on offer, but Henderson doesn’t want his colleagues to get too ahead.

    “Hopefully we can use it right, but you shouldn’t be overconfident or overconfident, that’s for sure,” he told Liverpool’s official website.

    “From now until the end of the season, there are different challenges waiting for you and you need to stay positive, stay ready and stay hungry like us. [on Sunday].

    “It will give us a good chance to finish the season well.”

    Henderson made his 400th start for Liverpool in all competitions in their memorable victory over United, 20 of which came in the 2022–23 campaign.

    All in all it has been a disappointing season for the Reds but captain Henderson is happy to see the old Liverpool against United.

    “The performance throughout the game was really good. The intensity and energy levels were high, which we have been missing for a while this season,” he said.

    “I thought we had reached the level we were capable of and when you do that, you get your rewards in the form of goals.”

    Darwin Nunez, Cody Gakpo and Mohamed Salah each scored two goals and Roberto Firmino, who will leave Anfield at the end of the season, completed the rout.

    Liverpool scored seven of eight shots on goal in a relentless game, scoring as many goals as they had managed in the previous eight league games combined.

    “Everything seems to fall into place,” Henderson added. “There was a great finish, some great runs, the movement and serve were good, so everything seemed to work.

    “Hopefully this will give everyone confidence that we will continue to build, continue to work and move forward until the end of the season and see what we can achieve.”

    Liverpool return to action on Saturday after playing bottom of Bournemouth before facing Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 in which they trail 5-2.

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