Champions League heartbreak

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Steven Gerrard has set his Liverpool team-mates the challenge of overcoming their Champions League heartbreak to make sure they are back in the competition next season.
The Reds' defence of their crown ended against Benfica on Wednesday night as they failed to overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit and crashed to a 2-0 defeat on the night, despite creating a host of first half chances.

Gerrard admits their failure to score an early goal ultimately proved costly, but he insists there's no time to dwell on the disappointing defeat with a crucial league game to come at Arsenal this weekend.

"The fans were superb tonight and got behind us - but when you are 1-0 down it is important to get a goal," he said.

"We created two or three chances in the first 20 minutes - and when they don't go in and they score you start to worry.

"Good luck to them, but it is very frustrating. We never took our chances - we could not put them away.

"It is a lack of confidence, and I think we need to work on it - extra shooting sessions in training, I think.

"We need to pick ourselves up. The FA cup becomes even more important now; we need a trophy.

"And of course we want to finish the league season strongly because we want to be back in Europe again next year. That's the aim."

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