Programme notesJordan Henderson: We have to embrace this challenge together
Jordan Henderson insists Liverpool will leave no stone unturned in their quest to 'rediscover the form and consistency that has been lost'.
The Reds return to Anfield for a meeting with Premier League leaders Arsenal on Sunday afternoon and Henderson has outlined the determination within Jürgen Klopp’s squad to become a force to be reckoned with once again.
“If there is one thing we have become accustomed to at the end of the season in recent years it has been having fixtures with a lot riding on them,” the captain writes in his notes for the official matchday programme.
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“There will be no semi-finals or finals this time around and no potential title deciders, but no-one should make the mistake of thinking that we do not have much to play for. This is Liverpool Football Club and every game matters here, no matter what the targets might be.
“Unlike Arsenal, we will have no involvement in the title race this time around and that hurts, but this does not mean we can feel sorry for ourselves. Our objective now is simple: to keep going right until the end of the season and to do everything in our power to rediscover the form and consistency that has been lost.
“If we do that, our hopes of finishing as high in the table as possible will undoubtedly improve, even though we’re a bit off the pace now, and it will also give us something to build on next season.
“The gaffer has spoken a lot recently about the need to deliver and we all share that responsibility.
“Disappointing form can never become normal at a club like Liverpool and anyone who comes here in any capacity knows how high the standards are so it is up to us to live up to them.
“Channelling disappointment the right way, dealing with setbacks and developing all the time are essential parts of this process and this is as true now as it was when I first walked through the door here over a decade ago.
“So we have to embrace the challenge together. We know where we are and none of us like it. We also know where we want to be and how to get there because we have done it before.
“But knowing it and doing it are two different things and the only way for us to give ourselves the best possible chance of getting back to how we were is by performing on the pitch week in, week out.”