Liverpool: League Two minnows in FA Cup; mid-season break; Henderson discusses defeat
Thanks to Steven Gerrard, Liverpool have been drawn against a League 2 side in the FA Cup third round and will face either Newport County or Plymouth Argyle. A replay is needed to separate the two teams after their 0-0 draw at the weekend.
Whilst Plymouth are third in the fourth division, Newport County sit at the very bottom of the Football League with just 17 points from 18 games so far this season.
Reports claim that Jurgen Klopp is preparing to take his squad away for a few days to Barcelona for warm weather training and to take in Barcelona’s Champions League fixture against Borussia Monchengladbach in midweek, with a reunion with Luis Suarez also planned.
The squad are seeking to forget their defeat at the weekend and the time away should help them return to form by taking their minds off the weekend’s embarrassing result.
After Saturday’s painful defeat to Bournemouth, captain Jordan Henderson spoke out to reveal that his teammates are focused on bouncing back as soon as possible as he said:
“That’s the one thing you’ve got to do: try and learn from it as best you can and use it for the next game. Obviously we’ll be disappointed for the next couple of days but we’ll get back on the training pitch, get back working hard, and focus on the next game. We’ve been brilliant so far this season but [on Sunday] we weren’t at our best and we were punished. You’ve got to give credit to Bournemouth, they kept going right until the end but we’ve got to learn from it quickly, move on and make sure we’re right at it in the next game.”
The midfielder has been in fine form this campaign and will now be hoping to push his side on to the next level after defeat.
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