Jordan Henderson has revealed there is more to come from him in a Liverpool shirt.
Jordan Henderson was under massive pressure at the start of the season, as Brendan Rodgers seemed to put the jury out on whether he’d have a future under any Liverpool team he developed.
The good news for Rodgers and for Liverpool, is that he’s gone away and worked very hard to make himself indispensible to the side, which means he can rest easy on a more secure Liverpool future.
He’s admitted that there is more to come so where can he improve his game?
Consistency is everything for any top flight professional and it’s what will keep Henderson in the team, despite the summer signings the club is likely to make. That consistency will keep him in the team and it will enhance his reliability as a midfielder.
The physical side of his game could improve because he is not the biggest midfielder Liverpool have at their disposal. Obviously he can’t grow another foot over night, but he can work very hard on his strength and conditioning which will make him one of the most difficult Liverpool players to force off the ball.
If Henderson himself has any worries about his consistency then he can work hard on his versatility which gives him another route back into the team. This means working hard on playing different positions and roles across the Liverpool midfield, which gives Rodgers extra options looking forward.
His game in the final third could be more lethal and precise. He has a good range of passing which means more often than not, he’ll be getting into the opponent’s final third. It’s when he’s there that he has to improve the finishing and precision side of his attacking game.
He needs to create the feeling that whenever the ball drops to him in the final third, it’s hitting the back of the net.
Reading the Game
He has been guilty of making mistakes this season which have come because of the way he reads the game. This is only going to get better with the more football he plays. When he starts reading the game more efficiently, he’ll get into better positions which will make him more effective.
How do you think Henderson can improve?