Henderson shares what will drive his Liverpool team-mates on to new heights
By Dominic Toner
Captain Jordan Henderson feels Liverpool can learn from their cup failures last season.
Liverpool finished eighth in the Premier League last year and were twice beaten finalists, first in the Capital One Cup and then the Europa League.
“I think you’ve got to use both of those experiences as best you can,” Henderson told LFC TV. “They were disappointing defeats but hopefully if we get there in another final soon then we know exactly what to expect and use that drive to push on even more.”
Goalkeeper Willy Caballero was the difference between Manchester City and Liverpool in the domestic cup final and helped his side complete a 3-1 victory on penalties, after a goal each in the 90 minutes from Philippe Coutinho and Fernandinho.
The Merseyside club felt further cup final heartache at the hands of Sevilla as they completed a crushing 3-1 victory, and lifted the Europa league for a third consecutive year.
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Liverpool last lifted silverware in the 2011-12 season when they defeated Cardiff in the League Cup final via a penalty shootout.
Manager Jurgen Klopp has been busy in the transfer window and added seven players to his squad, most recently midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum for £25million who was announced on their club website.
Liverpool missed out on both Champions League and Europa League football last season but Klopp will be hoping that his first pre-season at the club will help them compete on all fronts in their next domestic campaign.
In other Liverpool team news, midfielder Coutinho claims that his new team-mate is too fast.