Liverpool FC midfielder Jordan Henderson believes that the club’s youngsters can take centre stage, and look to break into the top four.
The England under-21 captain, who guided his team to a 1-0 victory over Serbia to secure a place in next year’s European Championships last night, says he has been impressed with performance levels since Brendan Rodgers arrived at the club.
The Reds have not made an impressive start to the Premier League season and find themselves in 14th place with just one win from their first seven games.
One bright point that Liverpool fans can cling to is the emergence of a talented group of youngsters. Raheem Sterling (17), Suso (18), Andre Wisdom (19), and Jonjo Shelvey (20) have all impressed, with Shelvey making his England debut during the week.
“It is a very young team, but that is a good thing for us, and for the future,” Henderson told the Liverpool Echo.
“But we aren’t just looking at the future, this team and these players are ready now, and I think they have shown that over the last couple of weeks.”
Henderson who is only 22 himself admits that the form of the club’s fledging professionals can still improve, but he expects such players to make an immediate impact and aid their assault on the top four.
The midfielder joined Liverpool in 2011 from Sunderland for a fee of £20 million after impressing with the Black Cats and coming through their academy.