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Jordan Henderson Believes We Should All Be Enjoying This

The captain believes the pressure of a title challenge is part of the fun.

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There’s a reason why Jordan Henderson is a professional athlete, and I am not. Ok, there are actually many, many reasons for this, but surely somewhere at the top of the list is the idea that Liverpool’s captain can derive any sort of enjoyment out of watching the title race drag on. I’ve practically had to watch every game since the new year peaking through my fingers.

“There’s pressure playing for Liverpool but that’s why you come,” Henderson said ahead of Sunday’s game against Burnley, “that’s what you want, you want to play for the biggest clubs in the world, play in big games and enjoy them.”

“That’s what we enjoy as players, I’m sure when we can’t play anymore that’s what we’ll miss. So you’ve got to make the most of it.

“We’ve said we want to give everything we can from now until the end of the season. Pressure to win one of the biggest titles in Europe has got to be enjoyable. When you’re fighting relegation and things like that, that’s a different type of pressure.

“This is a good pressure for the team and one we have to enjoy the process of.”

I hope Jordan is enjoying himself. Meanwhile, I’ll just keep hiding behind the couch cushions like a child watching a scary movie, gasping and holding my breath at every conceded set piece and misplaced pass.