£25.2m-rated midfielder insists Liverpool must improve

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has insisted that his team must improve in a number of areas if they are to enjoy a successful 2017-18 campaign.

The Reds have only won one of their last six games in the Premier League, and suffered a 4-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon.

Liverpool’s defence was again criticised at the weekend, with the team shipping 16 goals in their first nine league games of the season.

The defeat at Tottenham has left the Merseyside club down in ninth position in the Premier League table, some 12 points behind the league leaders Manchester City.

Henderson, who is valued at £25.2m by transfermarkt.co.uk, has conceded that Liverpool must improve in a number of areas if they are to give their supporters something to cheer this season.

Henderson told BBC Sport:

“We know there are things to improve and things to change quickly. I’ve got every faith that we can [do that] because we’ve got a fantastic team. But we need to work on a few things and change it quickly.

“I know we’ll do everything we can to change it because that’s the nature of us as a team. We’ve got to keep working hard.”

Liverpool do not have a midweek EFL Cup fixture after being eliminated in the third round of the competition by Leicester City last month.

As a result, the club’s next match is at home to Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.