Liverpool's Henderson admits he needs to score more goals

The former Sunderland man is hoping to improve his game next season by upping his scoring tally, but admits it is something he really has to work at

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has admitted he needs to start scoring more goals in order to live up to his £16million transfer fee.

The 21-year-old netted just his second goal for the Merseysiders in Tuesday’s 4-1 thumping of Chelsea, with his only other goal coming in a win over Bolton in the opening month of the season.

The former Sunderland midfielder told The Sun on Sunday: “Everyone wants to score but it’s not that easy, you’ve got to keep working at it.

“I was pleased with the Chelsea goal. John Terry slipped and I went one-on-one with the keeper and slotted it in.

“Hopefully, I’ll do it on a more regular basis next season. I’ve played in a lot of positions this season but that’s not an excuse."

Liverpool make the trip to Wales to play Swansea on Sunday as they hope to secure a win that could move them above local rivals Everton.

Henderson added: “We go into every game wanting to win — and this will be no different.”