Liverpool nonetheless should beat Brighton, says Henderson

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A draw will virtually actually be sufficient for Liverpool to complete fourth, however Jordan Henderson nonetheless needs to beat Brighton and Hove Albion.

Information 11 Might 2018, 16:17 IST





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Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson.

Captain Jordan Henderson insists Liverpool should nonetheless defeat Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday, regardless that Chelsea’s midweek slip-up means a draw would virtually actually be sufficient for a top-four end.

Chelsea missed the possibility to attract stage on factors with fourth-placed Liverpool once they had been held at house to Huddersfield City on Wednesday, handing the Reds an enormous increase of their Champions League qualification bid.

And Jurgen Klopp’s European finalists – two factors away from the Blues – have a barely kinder final-day fixture, too, internet hosting Brighton as Chelsea head to Newcastle United.

Though Liverpool’s vastly superior aim distinction certainly makes some extent in opposition to Brighton sufficient to seal fourth, Henderson says latest outcomes is not going to alter his aspect’s angle.

“I feel we have nonetheless bought to win the sport,” the previous Sunderland man informed Liverpool’s official web site. “Clearly the draw would in all probability be sufficient however we undoubtedly will not be getting into with that mindset.

“You’ve got simply bought to go on the market – particularly with it being at Anfield – targeted on profitable the sport, enjoying like we now have been at Anfield not too long ago, giving the whole lot, and I am positive the ambiance will likely be good with it being the final day. 

“We’re trying ahead to that. It is one other massive recreation for us however the mindset, like it’s each recreation, is to go and win.”

With the Champions League ultimate on the horizon, Henderson additionally believes it is necessary that Liverpool end the Premier League season on a excessive, having picked up simply two factors from their final three matches.

“The primary ultimate is on Sunday as a result of, if we win, that ensures us Champions League soccer, which is huge for us as a group, as a membership,” he mentioned.

“It is a massive one after which, clearly, we have got just a little bit extra time to deal with the opposite ultimate after that.”

And whereas the Reds captain is joyful to be on the point of securing qualification once more, he acknowledges profitable titles – just like the one on supply in Kiev – is the subsequent step.

Henderson added: “Going ahead, the goal will likely be not solely to qualify for the Champions League however to be profitable trophies on a extra common foundation to make this membership profitable once more.”

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