Jordan Henderson declares Liverpool "need to adapt" after Brighton draw

Jordan Henderson insists Liverpool "need to adapt" for their upcoming fixtures after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Brighton.

In-form attacker Diogo Jota gave the Reds the lead in the second half but they were sunk by a last-gasp Pascal Gross penalty after VAR intervened to award the spot kick.

Liverpool also saw two goals chalked off by the video assistant for offside infringements and their already-extensive injury list was added to as James Milner suffered a hamstring complaint.

The draw at the Amex means Liverpool will be knocked off the top of the Premier League table by either Chelsea or Tottenham by Sunday night.

Henderson urged his teammates to put their disappointing afternoon on the south coast behind them as they prepare for home clashes with Ajax and Wolves.

“It feels very unfair at this moment in time and very frustrating, but you’ve got to move on and get on with it,” he told Liverpool's official website.

“We just need to adapt and give everything for the games coming up.

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“That’s the decision that was made, even though I don’t think it was the right decision by a long way. But it is what it is. We move on and we keep going.

“I don’t think it affects us. If anything it makes us stronger as a team.

“When you are going through difficult periods – whether that would be performance, results, whatever that is and at this moment in time it’s probably injuries – it makes the group even more together and more stronger.

“We need to try to recover and get players back fit as soon as possible.”

Henderson was only fit enough to make the bench against Brighton after he suffered a hamstring injury while on England duty earlier this month.

He was brought on at half-time and is expected to feature against Ajax on Tuesday as Liverpool aim to secure qualification to the Champions League last 16.

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