Jordan Henderson has issued a battle cry to the Liverpool squad following their heartbreaking exit from the Champions League this week.
Speaking to BT Sport via Eurosport, the Merseyside captain lamented his disappointment in crashing out of Europe at the round-of-16 stage a season after the Liverpool midfielder lifted the Champions League trophy in Madrid following an intense run to the final, but now the Reds’ intentions for the rest of the season will be on wrapping up the Premier League title.
Liverpool are just three wins away from claiming their first top-flight title in 30 years, with the Merseyside club on track to win the Premier League with one of the largest point margins in the league’s history, and for Henderson, the goal for the club will be to finish the season on a strong note to build upon heading into the 2020/21 campaign.
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Henderson said about the defeat to Atletico Madrid: “Obviously we’re really disappointed, we put everything into the game. We’ve got the derby next which is a big game for us. That’s what the focus has got to turn to very quickly, and we’ll just keep taking it game by game until the end of the season. We want to finish it strongly.”
An early exit from the Champions League is not what many Liverpool fans would have predicted when the draw was made in late 2019, yet Henderson’s short but brief comments on the loss speak true as to what the Reds should be aiming to achieve next season.
Liverpool went from potential treble winners and Invincibles to just another Premier League winner in the blink of an eye, and with this latest setback following their loss at Anfield, the Reds now need to get the job done this season and get the form back again that will allow them to challenge for everything once again in 2020/21.