Liverpool deserved to win Merseyside derby v Everton in Premier League, claims Jordan Henderson

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Jordan Henderson believes that Liverpool deserved to win against Everton in the Merseyside derby in the Premier League on Saturday.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has been reflecting on the Merseyside derby.

The Reds took on Everton at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday in what is one of the biggest games in world football.

Both sides headed into the match under pressure and in indifferent form, but Brendan Rodgers’s team were still favourites.

Liverpool did take the lead through a stunning free kick from Steven Gerrard in the 65th minute and seemed to be edging to victory, when Phil Jagielka popped up in injury time to score a truly brilliant goal.

Henderson has a good game overall (as shown by the stats below), but he was disappointed with the final result, claiming that the hosts ‘deserved’ to win.

  Total ShotsShots on TargetChances createdTotal TackleWon TackleTotal PassAccurate PassAppearancesMins Played
Jordan Henderson 2 2 4 5 3 65 59 1 90

‘I thought we dominated the game and deserved to win’, the 24-year-old told Liverpool’s official website. ‘That's football - you're going to get blows like that at times... Performance-wise, we can be very pleased. But we're really disappointed we haven't come away with the three points’.

Statistically, Henderson does have a point about Liverpool being the better team. Despite having 47% possession, the Reds had 24 shots (eight of which were on target) and eight corners. In contrast, Everton had five of their 11 shots on target and just two corners.

However, one has to admire Everton for not giving up and continuing to search for the equaliser until the final seconds. In the end, the result was a 1-1 draw, and that’s what the history books will say.

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