Jordan Henderson backs side to succeed after Steven Gerrard’s departure

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Jordan Henderson believes that Steven Gerrard proved the quality of his character by recovering from a missed penalty to score the winner against Queens Park Rangers at the weekend, but insisted that we can do well once the skipper departs at the end of the season.

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The 34-year-old’s 87th minute winner showed that he can still rise to the occasion when needed, as he has done throughout his career, and therefore, will leave a hole in the side that will be very difficult to fill.

According to the Liverpool Echo however, the former Sunderland man is backing the squad to improve next season, despite the talisman’s departure.

“He will be a big loss to the team. Stevie is our leader and a big influence on games for us so you will miss big players like that.

“But at the same time we have to move on when he does go and I think we have got the players who can improve and push on have a really good go next season,” he said.

It has perhaps been a difficult campaign, but, given the loss of Luis Suarez, and the prolonged injury concerns over Daniel Sturridge, it is no surprise that this year has been one of transition. In Henderson’s mind, a busy transfer window is just what the squad needs if we want to get back into the title picture.

“We have got quality players here. Obviously bringing in people in the summer we will welcome because the better the players we have here, the better it is for everyone in terms of competition to get into the team and push on and try to win trophies and try to play in the Champions League,” he added.

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