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Interviewed by BT Sport after Liverpool unexpected home defeat suffered from Atletico Madrid, sealing Reds' exit from the ongoing Champions League edition (now at full risk of being suspended, due to the coronavirus-related pandemy spreading out), Anfield Road side playmaker Jordan Henderson commented:
“We’re really disappointed, of course. I think the performance was overall very good, with the intensity, and everything we spoke about before the game. We put everything into the game, and we’re bitterly disappointed. We’ll be upset with the goals we’ve conceded, but if we look at the performance then large parts of the game we’ll be pleased with - but we’re just obviously disappointed with the goals we’ve conceded. With the position we were in and to concede the goals we did isn’t like us, so it’s very disappointing but we’ve got to take it on the chin.
Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak made some great saves, but we created so many chances to score and obviously just couldn’t find the third [goal] to kill the game off. But, listen to me, the lads gave everything. As we always do, we left everything on the field but unfortunately we just couldn’t get the result we wanted. Tonight and tomorrow it’ll not feel nice but we’ve got to use it and react in the right way and finish off the season well.
We’ve got the derby next, which is a big game for us. That’s what the focus has got to turn to very quickly because that’s a big game and [we'll] just keep taking it game by game until the end of the season. We want to finish it strongly”.