Henderson: This is the area of my game I would like to improve

Jordan Henderson has revealed he wants to start scoring more often this season for Liverpool.

Liverpool midfield ace Jordan Henderson has revealed that he wants to start adding more goals to his game.

The 24-year-old England international has established himself as a first-team regular at Anfield after a string of stellar performances under Brendan Rodgers’ stewardship, but he has revealed that his manager has spoken to him about hitting the back of the net more regularly.

"I've spoken to the gaffer and getting more goals is one area of my game that I would like to improve,” he said to the club’s official site.

"A lot of us have got to chip in with more goals, especially from midfield. Hopefully I can work on that and I can improve. I'll try to do so."

Henderson has scored 11 times in his 103 Premier League appearances for the Reds, which is respectable for a box-to-box midfielder, but he is occasionally guilty of being profligate in-front of goal.

His all-action style means he is often in attacking positions, but his accuracy in shooting positions is arguably the weakest point of his game.

The former Sunderland man is regarded as one of the best all-round midfielders in England nowadays and has very little weaknesses in his game, but he clearly has identified getting on the scoresheet more often as his next target.

Thankfully for him, if he does fall short, he shouldn’t be under as much pressure as he was at the start of the season.

Rodgers’s side needed to make up 31 goals following the departure of Luis Suarez this summer and were reliant on the longer-serving members of the squad to step-up to compensate for his loss.

However, it appears that Mario Balotelli is set to become Liverpool’s latest recruit and with his finishing prowess the Reds’ 'goals-for' column should be considerably higher than it would have been without his arrival.

Even so, to keep themselves in the top four they will need to keep their attacking threat up which they showed last season and Henderson can play a major role in this.

Alongside Steven Gerrard he has formed one of the best midfield pairings in England’s top flight, but if he can achieve of his target of scoring more often then his side will be in an even better position to consolidate their place in the top four.

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