Our season starts now, cries Liverpool ace

Jordan Henderson believes that Liverpool’s weekend win over West Brom can be the turning point in what has been a tough season at Anfield.

The Reds fought to a 2-1 victory over the Baggies to enter the international break with a much-needed three points.

Liverpool conceded a late goal in the Merseyside derby last weekend to slip to a 1-1 draw before losing away to Basel in the Champions League.

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Those results had followed defeats to West Ham and Aston Villa, which saw Brendan Rodgers’ side sat in the bottom half of the Premier League for much of the opening weeks of the season.

The next time last season’s Premier League runners-up take to the field – against QPR – the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Emre Can and Joe Allen are likely to be back to full-fitness, and Henderson – who scored the winning goal against West Brom – believes that his team’s fortunes are about to start improving:

“This can be a springboard for us,” he is quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

“I think our performances can be better but the three points was vital. This was all about the win.

“Obviously we’ve missed a couple of big players and when they come back in after the internationals it will be a big boost for us. Hopefully there will be some big results coming up and we can kick on. We have a lot of quality in the group and things can change very quickly.

“We are not at the performance level we were last season on a consistent basis but we will get back to that.

“We have enough quality in the team to get back to where we were and we just have to keep working hard on the training pitch, keep winning games and it will come.”

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