Jordan Henderson says Liverpool ‘absolutely love’ the pressure of the Premier League title race.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are embroiled in a fascinating title race with Manchester City, with just one point separating the sides with three games remaining.
Liverpool have also reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the second successive season, and will meet Spanish giants Barcelona in the first leg on May 1.
Despite the increasing pressure as the season draws to a close, Liverpool captain Henderson says his side are focused and enjoying the run-in.
“It feels like we’ve been talking about scenarios for the end of the season since August,” Henderson wrote in Liverpool’s matchday programme.
“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.
“Someone told me that a supporter had said playing Champions League games that kick off in daylight is what Liverpool supporters want all the time because it means you’re playing these games at the end of April and May, which is the business end. We’ve done that two seasons running and how we’re handling this as a group of players is what gives me the hope for the years to come that we can be a force season after season.