The 4-0 rout of Borussia Dortmund that captivated a sell-out Anfield crowd was the perfect springboard for Liverpool's opening game of the season, according to Jordan Henderson.

Champions League regulars and German heavyweights they may be, but Sunday's visitors had no answer to the creativity and zip coursing through the Reds' performance on home soil.

Daniel Sturridge started the goalscoring with a well-taken finish from Philippe Coutinho's ingenious flick, before new signing Dejan Lovren leaped to head home Steven Gerrard's precise corner.

Coutinho found the back of the net himself within minutes of the second half kicking off and it was Henderson who capped an unstoppable display by tapping in the fourth.

With eight pre-season fixtures now completed, all attention turns to the beginning of the Barclays Premier League - and the midfielder has no concerns at all about the team's readiness.

"I felt we played very well throughout the game," the No.14 told after the final whistle at Anfield. "It was a good way to end pre-season and get ready for next week.

"Everybody is happy and hopefully we can continue that going into the game against Southampton. Most of our games in pre-season have been against top opposition, Champions League teams.

"Now we're ready for the real test next week. We're improving all the time. We continue to work hard and work on different things.

"We've got a young team that is developing very well and we've got a lot of experience despite being so young. Hopefully that will stand us in good stead for the season."

Having claimed a second-place finish at the conclusion of 2013-14, Brendan Rodgers' charges are preparing for another domestic assault and participation in the Champions League.

With the unique challenges of the FA Cup and Capital One Cup forming part of a busy schedule too, what does Henderson consider to be the scope of the club's ambitions in this campaign?

"To go as far as we can in every competition - Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup," was the simple response. "We just want to do well in every single competition we're in."

LFCTV GO subscribers can hear more from the England international, including his assessment of Emre Can, Lovren and Javier Manquillo, by clicking play on the video below.