Liverpool news:’I think that it’s too premature’ – Jordan Henderson plays down Champions League favorite talk before Napoli opener

Liverpool news:’I think that it’s too premature’ – Jordan Henderson plays down Champions League favorite talk before Napoli opener

The skipper appeared down to water discussion his side are primed to move back in Europe’s premier club competition

Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson dismissed suggestions the Reds were Champions League favourites, stating it was too early for this discussion.

The Reds begin the defence of the European name on Tuesday, which makes the trip to Napoli in their opening match in Group E.

But talk Jurgen Klopp’s guys were favourites to proceed back following their victory against Tottenham last year, Henderson said Liverpool were focusing on continuing their remarkable start to the effort.

“I think that it’s too early to be saying things like this,” Henderson told a news conference.

“For us, we have begun the season very well and we only need to keep that on. We feel that we can improve and get better.

“That is what we attempt to perform [against Napoli], we attempt to provide everything and initiate the campaign off quite well.”

Liverpool have created a perfect start to the Premier League season, winning their opening five matches to start up an early five-point lead on very top.

While they could be targeted as winners of Europe,” Henderson clarified it had been something the club needed to address regardless.

“I feel like being Liverpool everyone wants to beat you anyhow so it is the exact same for us. We wish to beat anyone we play, they wish to conquer us,” the midfielder said.

“For us it is exactly the exact same as it’s been that is to provide everything in each and every game we play and we all understand it will be a hard, tough sport [against Napoli].

“They’re a terrific side but we have got to focus on exactly what we could do and should we do to the degree I understand we can then we’ve got a fantastic chance to win the match.”

Liverpool will be without Divock Origi, who’s set to be sidelined for up to two weeks because of an ankle injury suffered in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Newcastle United.

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That may offer an opportunity for Rhian Brewster and Henderson endorsed the 19-year old ahead.

“Rhian’s been very excellent pre-season, he had been really powerful, in training he has been really great. It gives us another choice,” he explained.

“We have got a great deal of power in the group but he has been doing very well and that he just needs to keep in that manner.”



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