Jordan Henderson responds to Ross Barkley horror tackle


There aren’t many worse ways to lose a derby than to concede in the 94th minute.

Everton paid the price for Mark Stekelenburg taking his time to leave the pitch after his injury, Sadio Mane firing home in stoppage time to hand Liverpool the three points.

It’s fair to say it wasn’t one of the more memorable Merseyside derbies we’ve seen in recent years.

In fact, before Mane’s goal, the main talking point was how Ross Barkley managed to stay on the pitch after his awful tackle on Jordan Henderson.

The Everton midfielder received just a yellow for lunging in on his England team-mate, and while it didn’t change the game, questions were always going to be asked of referee Mike Dean.

However, Henderson seemed in amiable mood after the game and revealed Barkley had apologised to him.

“I know Ross well, he’s a good lad and we are good friends,” he told Sky Sports.

“I think he just mistimed the tackle.

“After the game he apologised. Thankfully I am alright. It was a little bit late but you are going to get those in derby games.”


The second half got a little heated with Seamus Coleman and Idrissa Gueye also making it into the book.

What will be most frustrating for Ronald Koeman, however, is that his team allowed Mane to get his shot away so late in the game.

The result leaves the Toffees ninth in the Premier League, six points off even the top six.

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