Jordan Henderson has called on Liverpool to show a title-winning mentality after surrendering top spot in the Premier League to Manchester City.
Captain Henderson disputes that notion and feels his team-mates can only answer their critics on the field.
“It’s no good talking about it, we have to respond on the pitch. We have a lot of games left to do that so it is down to us,” Henderson said.
“Football is a lot to do with mentality. Obviously, talent is important, and we’ve got that in abundance, but what we need to show most in the next nine games – and in the Champions League – is our mentality.
“We can achieve what we want to achieve. It is down to us on the pitch to show that.”
Henderson put Liverpool’s struggles in recent weeks down to the inability to score, with the clash against the Toffees being their third 0-0 in their last four fixtures.