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Liverpool captain Henderson: Pressure? We love it!

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson insists his teammates are enjoying the mounting pressure as the season draws to a close.

The Reds are one point off Manchester City with three matches remaining, while they also must contend with the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona.

And Henderson says the players are thriving under the pressure.

The Liverpool skipper wrote in his column for the club's official matchday programme: "It feels like we've been talking about scenarios for the end of the season since August. I've honestly not known a season like it. Essentially, since the opening weeks of the campaign, there has been speculation and comment on what every result means for what can be achieved this season.

"How many wins will it take? How many points do you need? How many points do your opponents need to drop and where might that happen?

"Clearly, with just a handful of games to go, that talk has ramped up to a point where, on the outside, it feels like discussions about what might or might not happen are going on 24/7. But, as you'll have heard nearly every player in our squad say repeatedly when asked, it isn't something that has consumed us.

"We haven't lost an ounce of focus. Don't get me wrong; all of us are living and breathing every second of this. We absolutely love it and we are completely focused on it. We love the pressure, the intensity and the focus. This is what every single one of us wants every single season – to have these pressures at this point of the season."

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