Henderson clashed with Diego Costa in the League Cup first leg last week.
Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson has lifted the lid on an apparent tunnel bust-up with Chelsea striker Diego Costa following the 1-1 draw in last week’s Capital One Cup semi-final at Anfield.
The midfielder insists that there was nothing really in the events at the end of a pulsating encounter.
It could mean that Henderson receives a frosty reception from the Stamford Bridge faithful during the second leg this week, particularly with a tense evening in store as the game balances on a knife edge following a first leg that the Reds really should have won.
Speaking to the local press ahead of the trip south, the 24-year-old insisted that there was nothing in the clash with Costa, but reiterated his commitment to putting in full throttle performances for the club:
“I don’t know what you are talking about! There was nothing in it really,” the England international was quoted as saying by the Mirror.
“I just feel as though as I need to take that extra responsibility on and off the field to help the young players coming through. I’ve been through the same things as them.”
The Blues will go into the game as favourites, particularly having earned a draw away from home in the first leg, but their shock FA Cup fourth round defeat to minnows Bradford City will give Henderson and his teammates plenty of hope.