Jordan Henderson says capitulation isn't good enough, admits Liverpool need some consistency

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The Liverpool captain wasn't happy with his side after they surrendered a two goal lead to Sunderland.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has admitted their capitulation against Sunderland is not good enough as they threw away a 2-0 lead in the final 10 minutes at Anfield to draw 2-2.

Goals from Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana seemed to have put the Reds on course for victory before Adam Johnson and Jermain Defoe hit back late on the game to salvage a draw.

The column inches were more focussed on events in the stands as in excess of 10,000 Liverpool fans protested about the ticket prices for the following season by leaving the ground in the 77th minute - something which Henderson has said can not be used as an excuse by the players.

He is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “We are focused as players about what is happening on the pitch. I don’t think anything else will bother us.

“We can’t make that as an excuse. We have to take responsibility as individuals and a last 10 minutes like that was not good enough.

“To be leading 2-0 at 80 minutes, you have to see the game out. We have to work on it. We have to be better at doing that.

“In the whole game I think they have only had those two chances and they have scored.

“We haven’t been very consistent, especially in the league and that is what we need to improve on."

Liverpool have struggled to put any kind of run together but their failure to see the game out against a side that offered very little before their first shot on target in the 82nd minute - which resulted in a goal - has to be one of the more disappointing spells far, it's certainly one where Liverpool should have picked up all three points.

It signals a soft underbelly in the side, a defence that lacks composure and very little faith in their goalkeeper, while their midfielders have shown anything like the aggression required.

Yet again, it's another signal that Jurgen Klopp has a lot of work to do when he returns after he was taken ill at the weekend, and he will hope that his side can find some run of form before the end of the campaign.

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