Jordan Henderson: Liverpool’s confidence has grown over past month
Jordan Henderson discusses Liverpool's form over the past month
Jordan Henderson says Liverpool’s confidence has grown over the past month or so.
The Reds can book their place in the League Cup final in Wembley if Liverpool manage to beat Chelsea on aggregate in the second leg of their semi-final at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.
One of our aims this season is to get a trophy and if we beat Chelsea we are not far away as we will be in a final at Wembley
Brendan Rodgers’ side are in eighth place in the Premier League table despite the Merseyside outfit’s 10-game unbeaten run in all competitions.
But Liverpool vice-captain Henderson is taking encouragement from their recent Premier League form, eyeing a chance to help the club win their ninth League Cup.
“We have a lot of confidence after the first leg and we were a little bit disappointed we didn’t win,” Henderson is quoted as saying by London24.
“The confidence has grown over the last month or two, we’ve picked up some really good results and the team spirit has been fantastic so it is a good opportunity for us on Tuesday.
“The game might be a little bit different, they will be coming straight at us from the off and they have some fantastic players but we are a good team so we need to defend like we have been doing and hurt them on the break.
“One of our aims this season is to get a trophy and if we beat Chelsea we are not far away as we will be in a final at Wembley.”
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge made his return to first-team training over the weekend after the 25-year-old’s recent calf and thigh problems.
The England international hasn’t featured for Rodgers’ men since a 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in August.
And Henderson is hoping that Sturridge can hit the ground running upon his return to action after the forward’s injury nightmare.
“Hopefully when Daniel comes back it will give us a cutting edge. He is a big miss for us as he is a fantastic player,” Henderson added.
“Hopefully he comes back and gets the goals straightaway.”