Jordan Henderson is determined to win Sunday’s Community Shield clash with Manchester City, with the Liverpool captain admitting it is always ‘special’ to play at Wembley.
Liverpool face Premier League champions City in the season’s traditional curtain-raiser this weekend, the two side’s facing off for the first piece of silverware of the new campaign.
The two sides are tipped to challenge again ahead of the new season, though the Liverpool captain says Sunday’s clash will have no bearing on the rest of the season.
Henderson did however reveal his excitement at the prospect of playing in a ‘big game’ at Wembley, and says Liverpool will ‘do everything’ to lift the trophy this weekend.
“I don’t think I’ll ever tire of playing at Wembley,” Henderson told Liverpool’s official match programme.
“I’ve been lucky to play here a few times with Liverpool and of course England. The feeling of coming here and it being special never gets old. It’s a big game and a big occasion.
“It’s a first for me – playing in a Community Shield – but I know it’s a competition Liverpool have always taken seriously, so that brings a responsibility for whoever gets picked to do everything we can to win.
“I’m not bothered about an advantage, we just want to win – full stop. The opponent is only relevant because in order to win it, we have to beat them. Sure, it’s the same for City. It’s the next game for us and therefore the next one we can win – that’s our attitude.
“We’ve huge respect for City and what they achieved last season and we also respect they’ll be a big force again this season – but [this match] isn’t about anything other than doing our best to win for our supporters.”
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