Liverpool ready to win titles, says captain Henderson

Jordan Henderson has not forgotten about Liverpool's 2014 capitulation but the Reds skipper is confident of success this season.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is confident of the team's chances.   -  Getty Images

Stung by Liverpool's heartbreaking 2014 Premier League campaign, captain Jordan Henderson insists the side is ready to win trophies ahead of its Manchester United showdown.

Liverpool has the chance to reclaim top spot in the Premier League when it welcomes struggling United to Anfield on Sunday – Henderson and his team-mates 16 points clear of the sixth-placed Red Devils.

Not since 1990 has Liverpool won a league title, though the side came agonisingly close in 2014 when it was top of the table in April but Steven Gerrard's infamous slip and a 2-0 defeat at home to Chelsea proved its downfall.

Liverpool's capitulation has not been forgotten by star midfielder Henderson, who said via the Telegraph: "That is something I have had to live with.

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"But we are years on here, a totally different squad of players and totally different scenario.

"I don't like to look too far back into the past. All I'm focused on is to keep winning games for this football club, as many as we can, to be successful and to end up winning trophies."

"I feel we're ready," Henderson continued. "We definitely have the potential to win trophies.

"I have every confidence with the talent that we've got and the people in the dressing room that we can go and produce trophies in the very near future and hopefully it’s this season."

Liverpool has not beaten United in the Premier League since 2014, though Jurgen Klopp's men are overwhelming favourite to end that drought with Jose Mourinho's side managing just one victory from its last five league fixtures. "It's extra special. Liverpool v United is a big game all over the world," Henderson added. "They're a world-class team with a world-class manager.

"They've got some world-class players and I'm not even sure when we last beat United in the league…Probably when you look at the table, you are a little bit surprised that they are not doing as well as they can be. But that doesn't mean they are less of a threat."

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