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Jordan Henderson has dismissed the rumor of a fight between Liverpool teammates Alisson and Andy Robertson, following a 3-1 loss to Leicester City.
After the Premier League champions conceded three goals in the space of seven minutes to lose at King Power Stadium on Saturday, speculation circulated on social media about the possibility that Jurgen Klopp would sensationally leave the club.
There were also online posts relating to an alleged altercation between goalkeeper Alisson, who was involved in a mix-up with Ozan Kabak for Leicester’s second goal, and defender Robertson in the locker room after the match.
Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League tie against RB Leipzig, Henderson revealed that the players saw the funny side of the rumors when he made it clear that the team remains united in an attempt to turn their fortunes around.
“I don’t think it’s necessary to comment on something like that,” Henderson told the media.
“Someone is sitting behind a keyboard making rumors about the coach or the players in the locker room.
“I quite like the one where Robbo and Ali were fighting. That made us laugh a little. “
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Henderson also praised Klopp, who stated in his pregame press conference that he has no plans to quit his job, and asked the players to put on a performance to reward their coach’s unwavering support during a difficult period.
“The coach is really good in situations like this. Through adversity, he is the one we will listen to the most. He is always there for us as players and tries to protect us as much as possible, ”said the England international.
“Deep down, we know as players that we take full responsibility and it is up to us to change this difficult period.
“There is no question about how he reacts after the games. He probably reacts the opposite of how people would think and handles situations like that very well.
“That’s why we want to go and do a performance, for the team, but also for him.”
Liverpool will play the first leg against Leipzig in Budapest due to travel restrictions currently in place in Germany amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Reds hope that the resumption of their Champions League campaign can help improve results on the field, having lost three in the second leg in defense of the national title.
Leipzig reached the semi-finals the previous season and qualified for the knockout rounds this season ahead of Manchester United. However, their count of 12 goals conceded in the group stage was the highest of any team to reach the last 16.