Liverpool figurehead Jordan Henderson comments on the Champions League quarter-final draw.
Liverpool’s England international Jordan Henderson takes on Benfica, the Reds’ Champions League quarter-final opponents, with respect. In statements published on the club’s official website, the midfielder recalled the Eagles’ brilliance in Amsterdam.
“We’re happy to be in the quarter-finals. It’s always going to be difficult, to be honest, it doesn’t matter who you play with, so I don’t watch too much. Whoever the opponent is, we focus and give “We did everything, as we always do. Benfica will obviously be another tough opponent. They knocked out Ajax, who I think were unbeatable until then, and they also won away. So it will again be a tough test for us,” he said.
Henderson admitted playing the second leg at Anfield was an advantage. “Away goals rule doesn’t count now [para efeitos de desempate]so it doesn’t make a lot of difference, but I guess going back to Anfield and having the second leg there probably helps a bit.”
“Many of us have had great Champions League games in recent years. But we know they are never easy, we know they will always be tough opponents, who will give everything, especially in the knockout phase. . Better if we want to reach the semi-finals,” he concluded.
Benfica host Liverpool on April 5 and play the second leg at Anfield on April 13. Matches from 8:00 p.m.