Jordan Henderson’s sensational strike in Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Chelsea was reward for all the hard work the midfielder has done, Jurgen Klopp believes.
The curling effort from Henderson at Stamford Bridge was his first goal in 25 matches but Klopp, the Liverpool manager was satisfied it was him who scored.
"Yeah, it was nice, really deserved,” Klopp told liverpoolfc.com. “He is such a hard worker and there is a lot of pressure on his shoulders.”
The strike was Liverpool’s 15th Premier League goal from outside the penalty area since Klopp took over at the club last October, five more than any other top-flight team during that period and will surely be a contender for the Carling Goal of the Month.
Klopp doubts whether he will see a better one during the rest of September.
“It will be difficult to score a nicer goal than that one this month!" said Klopp, whose side next host Hull City in the Premier League.
Diego Costa's fifth goal of the season in the second half brought Chelsea back into the match, after Dejan Lovren and Henderson had put Liverpool two up at the break, but they could not find an equaliser.
It meant that Antonio Conte suffered his first defeat in a home league match since January 2013, ending a 30-match unbeaten run.
“It's not important if this defeat is my first,” Conte told chelseafc.com. “It's our defeat. We win together, we lose together.”
Chelsea next travel to Arsenal in the Premier League.