"That needs to change quickly" - Henderson highlights issue that Liverpool have to solve soon
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson insists the whole team has to chip in with goals to help The Reds out of their current poor dip in form.
After Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United, Jürgen Klopp’s men have now gone three Premier League games without finding the net.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com after the Anfield stalemate, Henderson said:
“Well, we need to score goals to win games.
“And I’m not talking just about the front three, by the way.
“I’m talking about everyone: midfielders, full-backs getting into the box, set-pieces. Everybody can chip in. We need to start doing that quickly.
“Like I say, just that little bit of luck dropping to someone or ricocheting off someone and going in because we had good enough chances to win the game.
“But, performance level I think we can be pleased with. I think we gave everything to try to win the game but, unfortunately, just couldn’t find that goal. Which we find ourselves keeping saying that over the last few weeks. That needs to change quickly.”
The Liverpool captain insisted that the only way to remedy the team’s current issue in front of goal is to work their way through it.
“Sometimes it can happen in football, you just can’t quite find that goal or the last pass in the final third. We’re all human, you know – you can see when we miss chances, we’re a little bit down confidence-wise but then we need to keep going to try to find that goal really.
“We’ve just got to keep working hard and not think about it too much because the quality we possess going forward is frightening. So it’s not quality, we just need to change our mentality a little bit and make sure we’re ruthless when we come in front of goal.
“And, like I say, that’s not just the front three, that’s everybody that gets into the box and gets the opportunity to score. Which we haven’t said for a long time, to be honest – we’ve scored a lot of goals.
“That’s one thing we need to change quickly because today, defending-wise, everybody throughout the team defended really well. I thought some of the football was outstanding and we played some great stuff. It’s just that last little bit.
“Still plenty of games to go and we need to keep pushing right until the end.”
Next up for Liverpool is the visit of Burnley who come to Anfield on Thursday night. Then, it’s United again in the FA Cup on Sunday at Old Trafford.
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