Jordan Henderson was a happy captain last night.
Liverpool beat RB Leipzig 2-0 in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 and Henderson breathed a sigh of relief.
“It was an important game, a tough game, but really happy overall,” said skipper Henderson when speaking after the game.
“A good night and a good performance. From start to finish I thought we pressed really well, won the ball back, looked good going forward. A pleasing performance but it’s only half the job done.
“It was good to be able to create chances, we kept probing and finally got our reward with the goals. We just wanted to keep fighting every time we play and tonight was a good step in the right direction for us.”
Just like his captain, Klopp was a happy man as well.
“It was the game we wanted, the game we needed,” he told BT Sport. “Leipzig can be a real monster, they overrun teams, they are really physical and tonight we controlled them in an exceptional way. We played a really good game and we got the result we deserved.
“We defended really well and had good recovery. It was a tough game with only two days since the last one. It’s only the first leg, we know that but a lot of people were waiting for us to slip again.
“For two years we were really good and this year we have problems, that’s fine. A lot of people expected us to slip again but the boys didn’t.”