Rodgers challenges Henderson to reach 10-goal tally

The Liverpool midfielder netted against Manchester City in New York on Wednesday night but only notched five times last season, with his manager hoping he now hits double figures
Brendan Rodgers wants more goals from Jordan Henderson after the Liverpool midfielder scored against Manchester City on Wednesday.

Liverpool got the better of the Premier League champions in the International Champions Cup, winning 3-1 on penalties, with the England international netting in normal time.

It was a rare goal for Henderson, who had only managed a total of five in all competitions last season but Rodgers has challenged the 24-year-old to hit double figures in the new season.

"That's the objective for Jordan [to get more goals]," Rodgers told reporters after the game. "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. 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."