Henderson reveals how he hopes to improve a key area of his game

Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson and Simon Mignolet

The Liverpool star has had his strongest season yet, but is only looking to improve.

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson was celebrating his contract extension at Melwood this week, but it wasn't long before the midfielder was telling the Reds website of his plans to become an even more capable player.

"I still think I need to improve on goals and assists so I can have a bigger impact on games," said the Reds vice-captain. "It's just about working hard on the training field and doing the right things off it.

"At the start of the season my goals target was around the 10 mark, but throughout the season your position changes and your job changes within the team so then you can't really put a figure on it."

Henderson has currently netted 7 times this season, including an impressive 4 game haul from his last six league games.

Though that total is a little off his target of making double figures, the 24-year-old could yet add another three goals, and even if he falls short of hitting the magic number ten, he should be safe in the knowledge that he has already put together a season's best performance when it comes to finding the back of the net.

And it is a certainty that the former Sunderland man will make use of the last few games of Steven Gerrard's Anfield career to continue to improve as a goalscoring midfield man.

"Ideally, if you're playing as an attacking midfielder you want to be getting a minimum of 10 goals a season," Henderson added.

"Obviously you look at Stevie, who's done it for many years and scored a lot of goals in the Premier League. I think Frank Lampard's a good example of arriving in the box and scoring a lot of goals.

"I just need to continue looking to pick my moments. That's the most important thing for me - always making the right decision of when to make the run to try to break the line."

Gerrard has netted more goals than his midfield partner in what is set to be his last season at Anfield, currently boasting a total of 10 over the course of the season.

The Liverpool legend scored 14 times last season, though was much more influential in the creative stakes, as siting 16 times compared to the sole assist he has this season.

He has managed to score 10 goals or more in ten different seasons across his Reds career, with a season's best of 24 in 2008-09.

All this means that if nothing else, Henderson will have an outstanding example to follow. 

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