Liverpool's Jordan Henderson sets season goal target

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Henderson has admitted he wants to add more goals to his game.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has set himself a goal target for the season, after getting off the mark for the Reds against West Bromwich Albion prior to the international break.

Henderson scored a crucial winner in the 2-1 victory over the Baggies to bring a win for the side after a difficult start to their campaign. 

Manager Brendan Rodgers and Henderson himself has talked about the midfielder contributing to the side with more goals, and Henderson is aiming for double figures this season. 

He told the club's website: "I think it is achievable. I still think I need to improve in that area, which I've said many times before.

"I need to keep getting better so I continue to work on that. I need to keep getting in the right areas to score goals. Hopefully I can improve on last season and get into double figures.

"In the conversations I've had with the manager, he always wants me to get forward - whatever position I play in - and try to be a threat on goal. I need to keep doing that, it doesn't matter from what position."

If the 24-year-old were to reach double figures this season, it would be the highest total for him within one season in his professional career - with his highest goal tally since moving to Liverpool sitting at six.

When Henderson is encouraged to get beyond the striker, or to support them he takes up some good goalscoring positions. He does make a fair share of contributions in terms of assists, but an even more tangible contribution from one of the players who is likely to be an ever-present this season, is going to be a must.

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