Jordan Henderson sets the benchmark for Liverpool, says Adam Lallana

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The captain has returned with energetic displays after being absent through injury.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Adam Lallana says Jordan Henderson’s energy levels are the benchmark they must look to achieve as a side.

The midfielder has been missing for most of the season so far, after fracturing his foot earlier in the campaign.

He has since returned to fully fitness, and brought back his full energy displays to the Reds midfield, notably in the recent 1-0 win over Leicester City.

High-energy performances are something that is a staple of manager Jurgen Klopp’s style and tactics, and Lallana says the side must use Henderson as a benchmark to reach.

“I see how dedicated he is and how much hard work he has put into his career to get where he is today,” he told liverpoolfc.com.

“It’s Liverpool’s privilege that he’s our captain. He is not one that wants the praise or to be credited, he just wants to get on with his job like a lot of us here and do well for the team.

“He is a big team player and he’ll always sacrifice himself for others. If we can gain that mentality throughout the season and throughout the squad, I think that’s how we’re going to achieve big things.”

If Liverpool are to achieve big things this season, one area that will need improvement is their goalscoring ability.

They have once again struggled for goals this season, with Daniel Sturridge unable to prove his fitness and Christian Benteke yet to prove his worth after signing from Aston Villa.

So while Klopp will be keen to see his side matching their captain’s work rate moving forward, he is sure to be keen to improve in other areas first and foremost.

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