“It’s only half the job done” – Jordan Henderson on Liverpool’s victory over RB Leipzig

Liverpool got back to winning ways in Budapest after beating RB Leipzig 2-0 in the last 16 of the Champions League, but the captain insists that the squad must remain focused to ensure that they progress to the next round.

Liverpool travelled to Hungary having lost their last 3 Premier League games, including a painful loss to the runaway leaders, Manchester City. Fans were hoping for a response in Europe, and Jurgen Klopp’s side delivered.

The 6-time-winners bounced back in style against the Bundesliga runners up, with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane capitalising on the German side’s defensive mistakes in the second half. 2 away goals ahead of the second leg at Anfield next month gave the English champions a resounding 2-0 win in Budapest – an ideal result by anybody’s standards.

Jordan Henderson spoke to BT Sport after the game and was quick to reiterate the importance of not losing focus now that his side have a comfortable lead.

On the result and the overall performance

“It was an important game for us, a tough game. But we’re really happy with the performance overall and obviously to score the goals as well and to keep a clean sheet was important for us. Overall, a good night and a good performance.” Said the skipper.

“From start to finish, I thought defensively, throughout the team, we pressed really well, won the ball back and looked dangerous going forward. Like I say, a pleasing performance but it’s only half the job done.”

“There’s another leg to go and it’ll be another tough game for us.”

On returning to winning ways

“Listen, we just want to keep going, keep fighting every time we play. There’s a lot of difficult situations throughout the season but I think we’ve just got to keep going every single game, take one step at a time.”

“Tonight was a good step in the right direction for us and we need to continue that with our form and performance level. If we continue that then we’ll get some good results along the way.”