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Henderson: Reds Have To Keep Chasing Manchester City

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The Liverpool captain believes that Liverpool must keep pushing for the title despite the gap with Manchester City.

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Liverpool may be a whopping 15 points behind the league leaders Manchester City, but captain Jordan Henderson believes that Liverpool need to keep pushing forward and attempt to give City a run for their money. That’s probably a pipe dream, but regardless, Liverpool still have plenty to play for as the season winds down and the Champions League heats up.

“You’ve got to keep going – Manchester City have a healthy gap at the top, and the title is theirs to lose more than anything – but we are Liverpool. We can’t just give up,” Henderson said. “As a club, we have a lot to play for until the end of the season, in terms of Premier League points and, hopefully, more games in the Champions League.

“We’ve got a healthy squad who want to work hard, to win, and it’s still pretty tight in terms of finishing in the top four. We go to Manchester United in about 10 days - that’s always a massive game, and this season is no different. It could have a big influence on where we finish.”

The game against Manchester United will be a big one with a lot on the line. I, for one, look forward to seeing what goal celebration Roberto Firmino chooses to do when he scores the first goal.

And while the title race was all but over before the snow started to fall this season, the Champions League is still very much on. After Liverpool put five goals past FC Porto in the first leg of the Round of 16, there’s a good chance that they’ll be in the final eight of the competition. And with the form they’re in, the Reds have the ability to take on any of Europe’s best. It would be hard to bet against Salah, Firmino, or Mané against any team in the world right now.

Not since 2013-14 have Liverpool had such an entertaining and eventful spring to look forward to.