Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has explained in the Liverpool Echo that the club must make sure they consistently show the hunger and desire to develop and improve.
Liverpool will have to get used to a lot of change looking ahead to next season, with Steven Gerrard leaving and players moving both ways in the transfer market likely to happen.
Regardless, Henderson has laid out what he expects from the squad as the next in line for the captaincy, when Gerrard has played his final game.
“I still feel we have a lot of great players here with a lot of potential and we need to start showing that potential next season,” he said.
“We have hungry players who want to improve and do well and we have to make sure we are doing that next week and pre-season.”
Liverpool have a very talented squad with some good young players, who will make the team a very difficult unit to contend with next year.
The likes of Jordon Ibe, Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho and others all have to push themselves to become better performers partly because of the void which is created by Gerrard leaving.
The manager Brendan Rodgers also has to recruit well, but it’s important that those already at the club step up and put in some big performances.
With players coming in, there is going to be fierce competition for places at the club in pre-season and the boss has to try and use that to improve the overall quality and performance levels of the squad.
Hopefully Liverpool can push on and excel following Gerrard’s departure rather than go backwards.