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Sport Henderson urges Liverpool to take 'final step' and end trophy drought

13:05  14 september  2018
13:05  14 september  2018 Source:   goal.com

Jordan Henderson, Liverpool agree to new 'long-term' deal

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jordan henderson - cropped: Liverpool's Jordan Henderson walks past the Champions League trophy © Provided by Goal Liverpool's Jordan Henderson walks past the Champions League trophy

Jordan Henderson has urged Liverpool to take "the final step" this season and end their wait for a trophy.

Jurgen Klopp's side won their first four Premier League matches of the season to go top of the table heading into the international break.

The Reds have not won England's top flight since 1990 and are yet to lift a trophy since Klopp took charge three years ago, although they did reach the final of the Champions League last season.

Henderson thinks they are now playing probably the best football since he joined the club from Sunderland in 2011 and is desperate to back up their performances with silverware.

Jordan Henderson pens new long-term Liverpool deal

  Jordan Henderson pens new long-term Liverpool deal Liverpool have confirmed that Jordan Henderson has put pen to paper on a new long-term contract. The Reds took to Twitter to announce that the England international will be extending his seven-year stay at the club. Liverpool have not disclosed the length of the deal. The club captain has endured a mixed start to the season after recovering from England’s World Cup. He has made just one Premier League start this season, but he can expect that to increase as he continues to rebuild his fitness after a busy summer. There had been concerns about where he fits into the midfield following the arrival of both Naby Keita and Fabinho, but the latest contract is a clear sign that he remains highly rated by Jurgen Klopp. Henderson joined Liverpool from Sunderland back in 2011 and has been a regular under Jurgen Klopp. Speaking to the club’s official website, the midfielder expressed his delight at signing the new deal. “It doesn’t seem like too long ago when I signed my first one – it feels like yesterday, really – but a lot has happened since then. I feel it’s been a progressive journey for me throughout my time here and one I’ve enjoyed so much. There is no other place in the world I would rather play football. I want to be here for as long as I can be.

"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."

Henderson believes Liverpool's defensive improvement has been key to their good early season form, with Klopp's side conceding just once in their four league games this term.

"Defensively, we have been really solid – that's a big thing," he said.

"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."

Liverpool travel to Wembley on Saturday to face Tottenham in a game they lost 4-1 last season, but Henderson hopes for a big improvement on that result.

"Spurs are a fantastic team with a great manager. We have had some tough games against them, so I am sure this one won't be any different," he added.

"It's one we are looking forward to. It's a big challenge. We have started well but this is a really big challenge. Hopefully we can go there and put on a big performance and come back with the win."

Henderson eager to get back into starting XI .
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has revealed that he is working hard to get himself back into Jurgen Klopp’s starting lineup, according to a report on the official club website. Henderson has often found himself on the substitutes bench so far this season after returning back to club football late due to England’s World Cup progress to the semi-finals. Henderson missed pre-season and has been given time to recover from his efforts in Russia, meaning that Klopp started without the captain in the first match of the season. Gini Wijnaldum has made a very impressive start to the campaign and even managed to score the opener against Tottenham Hotspur. With the Reds playing so well, the manager has tried not to change the team too much but he did recall Henderson to the starting side against Leicester City. Henderson said: “I came back later than everybody else so I can’t expect to just come straight back in.” “The lads worked so hard in pre-season and you can see the benefits already in how fit they are and the rhythm they have got from playing games. So it’s normal for me that I’m not playing, I can accept it. It just means I’ve got to keep working hard, improve and take my chance when it comes.” “I totally respect the players around me and how well they’re playing, and the manager as well; he always decides and he’s always right.” “This is going to be another long season for us hopefully, with a lot of games.

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