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Harry hails his comeback kings

Posted on 28 November 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp once again pointed to the team's strength of character after Sunday's 2-1 win against Liverpool.

Harry hails his comeback kings

Harry Redknapp once again pointed to the team's strength of character after Sunday's 2-1 win against Liverpool.

Aaron Lennon's dramatic late winner incredibly represented the sixth time we've come from behind in the Barclays Premier League already this season, taking maximum points in five of them.

Liverpool took the lead through Martin Skrtel in the 42nd minute, the same player slid Luka Modric's cross into his own net for 1-1 after 65 minutes before Lennon pounced on Peter Crouch's flick on to secure the points in injury time.

In an action-packed game, Liverpool missed chances either side of half-time to add to their lead while we saw two efforts cleared off the line and missed a penalty with the score still at 1-0 in the second half.

Harry admitted he thought ‘it might not be our day' when Jermain Defoe drilled that spot-kick wide on the hour but the team dug deep again to turn it around and complete three fine wins in the space of a week - Arsenal away, Werder Bremen in the Champions League and now Liverpool.

And this latest win at the Lane came despite losing two players to injury in the first half as first Rafa van der Vaart and then Younes Kaboul limped out of the action, replaced by Sebastien Bassong and Defoe.

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"We've taken 16 points from losing positions, an amazing statistic and that shows the character of the team and the belief that we're going to create chances and score goals," said Harry.

"We're not a team you can easily write off and say ‘they're going nowhere, they'll never score a goal' because whether it's Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon, Luka Modric or one of the front players, we've lots of attacking players.

"We play with two wingers and have a go, so we're always in with a chance, even at 1-0 down. We'll always create opportunities and it's a case of sticking them away. We managed to do that so far.

"This was a great comeback. We started a little slowly, got back into it and then Rafa did his hamstring. Younes then went off and Liverpool looked lively, their wide men came in off the line and gave us problems

"But I felt after their early chance in the second half that we got on top.

"We had lots of good chances and in the end I thought we deserved the win.

"It was a great performance to come back from 1-0 down and the two injuries early in the game, which made us a bit unbalanced. We had to make changes, but the lads who came on did well and it was another great performance."

Harry reported that Rafa suffered a hamstring injury while Younes had to go off with a hip problem.