Liverpool FC owner John W Henry makes admission about Champions League run

John W Henry opens up about Liverpool FC's run to the Champions League final this season

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John W Henry has conceded that Liverpool FC’s run to the Champions League final has hampered the Reds’ Premier League form.

The Merseyside outfit have earned huge amounts of praise for their positive performances in Europe’s elite club competition as they reached the final in Kiev at the end of the month.

Liverpool FC have beaten the likes of Manchester City and AS Roma to set up a final showdown against Real Madrid on Saturday 26 May.

The Reds, however, will first look to book their place in the top four of the Premier League by avoiding defeat in their final game of the season against Brighton at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool FC’s form in the Premier League has taken a hit over the last few weeks, with the Reds having only won one of the last five games in the top flight.

However, Liverpool FC owner Henry feels that the dip in form in the top flight is a natural side-product of a successful Champions League run.

Asked about the signings Liverpool FC could make this summer, Henry told BBC Sport: “[Fans] will never stop worrying about who’s coming, who’s potentially coming, who’s going.

“What I can say is, we realise that any team who goes deep in the Champions League and the Premier League has a difficult time in the Premier League.

“You have to focus your attention where you can and try to keep your players healthy playing twice a week often. But we’re looking forward to next season as well.”

Liverpool FC are aiming to win their first trophy since Klopp’s appointment as Brendan Rodgers’ successor back in October 2015.

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