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Liverpool star wants guard of honour to motivate team towards title

Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson wants the guard of honour the team gives Chelsea on Sunday to motivate the them on to better things, reports the Daily Star.

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The Reds are having to perform the tradition as the Blues already have an unassailable lead at the top of the division with three games to spare. The situation will be made even worse for the Merseyside club by the fact that it is the 25th anniversary of the last time they were named champions of the top flight.

The current campaign won’t have helped either, with the team struggling to get in to the top four and qualify for the Champions League. This is a big disappointment considering they finished second last time round, and were in the title race until the final day.

However, Henderson is looking on the bright side and is hopeful that the experience can make them better next season.

The 24-year-old said: “You have to respect the team because they have been the best team over the season. Of course it will be difficult doing that but you have to pay your respects. If that (guard of honour) does happen you have to remember the feeling that it is what we want to achieve.

“You have to bottle that and make sure next season we can have a really good go and use it as motivation and drive to push on.”

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