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European glory would be a dream come true, admits Henderson

By Carl Markham

Jordan Henderson admits the chance to fulfil his childhood dream of winning the Champions League cannot be allowed to cloud the immediate task in hand.

Jurgen Klopp's side have a semi-final against Roma, who eliminated Barcelona, to negotiate before they can even think about a trip to Kiev - never mind lifting the trophy for a sixth time.

"I think you dream about those things when you are a kid really," said the Liverpool captain.

"Roma are a fantastic team and it will be a tough test for us so we will just have to wait and see.

"We certainly won't under-estimate them. They beat Barcelona 3-0 and they are a top team. It will be a difficult game both home and away.

"It will be a tough test but it is a challenge for us to go in there being confident with the way we have been playing, especially in the last round.

"We have to go there and do what we have been doing and hopefully get to the final.

"We are obviously in a good place at the moment but at the same time it is important not to get too carried away.

"Our focus is on playing football and doing everything we can to win games, whether that is in the Premier League or the Champions League.

"It is a young team but I feel they are mature at the same time and are hungry to want more, learn and improve and that is the biggest thing.

"Having beaten City away shows the mentality of the players so we need to continue that."

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