Jordan Henderson comments on key area where Liverpool struggled against Newcastle

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Jordan Henderson believes that Liverpool weren't creative enough against Newcastle on Saturday.

Liverpool's struggles continued this weekend after a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United.

The Reds have failed to really gel so far despite £100m of talent being added by manager Brendan Rodgers this summer, and the loss at St. James' Park was their fourth of the season - they only lost six in the entirety of last season.

That led to a second place finish last term, but that seems like being improbable given their failures so far this season; especially in front of goal.

Mario Balotelli drew yet another blank for the Reds on Tyneside, and vice captain Jordan Henderson admitted that the Reds didn't create enough against the Magpies.

"It was very disappointing," Henderson said. "We came here for confidence and to get a result and we didn’t manage to do that."

"Throughout the game I thought we dominated the ball but we didn’t really get in behind them or create many chances. We had one or two through Philippe Coutinho and Martin Skrtel from the corner. But overall, we’re disappointed not to get something out of the game," the former Sunderland star added.

"I felt as though we started the game well and we quietened the crowd down, kept the ball. We were dominating the game through possession, but it was just getting into that final third and creating an opening. We struggled with that so we’ll have to improve on that and kick on for the next game."

Henderson's assertion was backed up by the stats, which showed that Liverpool only had six attempts on goal in 90 minutes, with just three on target - compared to 14 shots on goal from Newcastle.

Without the injured Daniel Sturridge and now-Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, Liverpool are struggling for attacking impetus, and unless they found their groove in the final third, they may even struggle to make the top four.

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