Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has recognized Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson as the 4 Liverpool ‘lieutenants’ that he believes will assist Jurgen Klopp’s side guard in opposition to complacency in next week’s Champions League semi-final second leg tie against Villarreal.

Ferdinand mentioned this after Liverpool defeated Villarreal 2-0 in the Champions League semi-final first-leg tie on Wednesday evening.

A Pervis Estupinan personal aim and Sadio Mane’s strike ensured Liverpool overcame Villarreal at Anfield.

Whereas the Premier League giants are now overwhelming favorites to progress to the Champions League closing, they aren’t fully out of sight within the last-4 fixture.

“They have to make sure that they fend off any kind of complacency that would creep in,” Ferdinand mentioned on BT Sport.

“Sure, it’s 2-0, however you still have an away tie, it’s a must to go over there and provides knowledgeable efficiency.

“However the one factor that I’ll say about this crew, is that they’re a strong bunch, there’s a togetherness there and they won’t allow [complacency].

“The 2 individuals in that interview [Jordan Henderson and Andrew Robertson] there are two people who find themselves lieutenants I really feel behind the scenes, together with Van Dijk, perhaps Trent now as effectively, who will control that tradition in opposition to complacency. That’s the factor that can trip you up,” he mentioned.