Jordan Henderson believes the football that Liverpool are playing is right up there with the best he’s ever been involved in and says the Reds need to take the final step as a team and win silverware.
Since Jürgen Klopp took over, Liverpool have played in three cup finals and lost all three but the progress made over the last three years is undeniable, with the standard of football being played ever improving.
A stunning front three is now complemented by a back five that is looking stronger by the day but Jordan Henderson believes that he and his teammates need to go from runners-ups to champions this season.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the Liverpool skipper was very frank about where the Reds are at in their development as a team under Klopp.
“Some of the football over the last year is up there with the best I have been involved in, if not the best,” he told Sky Sports.
“We have had some fantastic players, the likes of Stevie [Gerrard], [Luis] Suarez and [Philippe] Coutinho, but now as a team, everybody is right at it and that comes from the manager. Since he has come in we have been going in the right direction and now it’s about taking the final step and winning silverware. That’s massive for us.”
When asked how Liverpool have improved on last season, Hendo continued: “Defensively we have been really solid – that’s a big thing.
“To win titles you need to be very good defensively, if not the very best. You always know our attacking threat will hurt the opposition and score goals, so for us as a team it’s about defending properly and that’s everyone from the goalkeeper to the striker. That is what we have been doing.
“The lads have had a great pre-season, which was tough but when you come through it you feel so good and I can see the benefits and hopefully will do so for the next few months too.”