Liverpool will be hoping to end their over a decade long dream of winning a major trophy this year
The Reds came incredibly close to doing that last year but ultimately ended up short as they were defeated 3-1 by Real Madrid in the finals of the UEFA Champions League. The current team, however, looks to be much stronger and polished than the one that took on Los Blancos last year. The Reds have made some key additions to the squad and arguably have their best team in a long long time. The Reds are active in the Premier League as well as the UEFA Champions League. They currently lead the Premier League standings with 76 points from 31 games. Defending champions Manchester city trail them by a couple of points, but do have a game in hand.
The Reds have also reached the quarterfinal stage of the Champions League and will take on FC Porto in the round. The two had locked horns in last year’s edition as well with the English side advancing on the back of a 5-0 aggregate scoreline. England and Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is eager to end the trophy-less run after a couple of close shaves for his club as well as his national side,
“It gives you even more motivation to then keep going, keep wanting to be in that position again to make it right and go that final step, really,” Henderson told The Telegraph.
“It’s definitely an extra motivation that I use. Maybe I had a little taste of it playing in finals but I haven’t really managed to win the big trophies, and that’s the next step.
“You always want to go on, you always want to go on and win. It’s so disappointing that we haven’t done that. And that gives you that bit more to want to get back there and want to put it right.”
“When you play for Liverpool, there’s always pressure, the pressure to perform, expectation,” he said. “Of course, that’s the reason why you want to go there. We’ve put ourselves in a great position to compete. And now it’s down to us to just keep going.
“I always feel like that – my whole career I have always wanted to show how good I am and I have always wanted to improve. When you play for Liverpool and England, you have good players around you and you want to compete with the best.”
Well, Liverpool has a great opportunity at their hands this season that they might not get again for a long long time. They have done tremendously so far and just need to keep the momentum going for another couple of months. As for England, they had a great time in the World Cup and will be hoping for more of the same as they begin their Euro qualifying campaign.