Jordan Henderson admits inconsistent Liverpool don't turn up sometimes

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Thumping Manchester City counts for little if Liverpool don't turn up in the smaller games, says Jordan Henderson.

As quoted by Sky Sports, Jordan Henderson has warned his Liverpool team-mates that success will be nigh-on impossible under Jurgen Klopp unless they are consistent.

Klopp's men demolished Manchester City 3-0 at Anfield on Wednesday night, just three days after losing the Capital One Cup final to them in a penalty shootout at Wembley.

With the Sky Blues on the fringes of a Premier League title race, it represented a reminder of how good the Reds can be on their day, yet they sit eighth, one point clear of Southampton.

The Merseysiders, who have won their last two league outings, have not yet won three straight top-flight games since the German was appointed in October, and Henderson says it is that inconsistency which they need to rectify in time for next season.

"I think consistency has been our biggest downfall," the skipper is quoted as saying by Sky Sports. "Some games have been very good and we look as though we can beat anyone and other days we've been poor and haven't really turned up.

"Consistency is definitely an area where we need to be better. We need to consistently win games and perform in games but I think there are a lot of teams in the league like that.

"There is only probably Leicester who have been very consistent. I know Spurs have been very good of late but they got beat [at West Ham on Wednesday], Arsenal got beat [at home to Swansea on Wednesday], [Manchester] United were on a bad run and now they are doing quite well. The league has been up and down."

It was a fine result, but Liverpool still have it all to do if they want to qualify for next season's Champions League. As it stands, Klopp and co are six points behind the fourth-placed Citizens with 11 games to go.

However, West Ham United, Stoke City and Manchester United are also in contention for the top four at the moment, with all three clubs ahead of Liverpool.

Klopp has lost six league games since taking the reins, three of those were to Newcastle United, Watford and Crystal Palace - all of whom are in the bottom half.

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