Brendan Rodgers has set Jordan Henderson an objective of reaching double goal scoring figures for the 2014-15 season, reports Liverpoolfc.com.
Henderson managed five goals and seven assists over the course of the 2013-14 campaign, and impressed Kopites with his high-energy, all-action displays in the heart of the Reds midfield.
And after scoring a fine goal in last night’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City in New York – a game the Reds went on to win 3-1 on penalties – Rodgers has revealed he wants the England international to add more goals to his game over the course of next season.
“That’s the objective for Jordan [to get more goals],” the manager told his post-match press conference at Yankee Stadium. “The finish he produced to get the equaliser, he does that day in, day out in training.
“He’s a player that is so fit and strong, and he’s such a team player – he does a lot of unselfish work. This year we’re asking him to get more into the box.
“I thought he had more opportunities when he played just around the corner [of the striker] in the last 20 minutes of the game – he was able to time his runs better going forward and he got in a few times. That’s his strength – he can really penetrate the defensive line.
“He’s an athlete and can run all day. I would expect him to be getting up to 10 goals this season because he has the quality and tactical awareness to arrive into the area to do that.”
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