Cape Town - Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson believes
the Reds' run to the UEFA Champions League final last season could help inspire
them to greater success this campaign.
The Merseyside outfit suffered a 3-1 defeat
to Real Madrid in the 2017/18 final in Kiev in May, but even though coming up
short was a bitter pill, Henderson feels the experience will count in their
favour this season.
“We can take a lot from it, a lot of
confidence from that run to the final," he said, via the Liverpool Echo.
“Obviously we want to go even further this year,
but we can use the experience in big games like this.
“My medal is in the drawer at home. No-one
likes a loser's medal, but at the same time the experience of going through it
was good for the team and we can use it going forward in this campaign.
"In terms of the final, you just have
to use that as motivation to get back there as quickly as possible and put it
right. It will certainly not have a negative effect on the team."
Jurgen Klopp's charges will get their
European campaign underway on Tuesday night when they host Paris Saint-Germain
at Anfield in their opening Group C clash.