Henderson says Liverpool have to move on

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May 18, 2015 13:02:05 UK

Liverpool will have to find a way to cope with the “huge loss” of long-serving captain Steven Gerrard leaving Anfield at the end of the season, says Jordan Henderson.

One-club Kop talisman Gerrard will make his final appearance for the Merseysiders in Sunday’s Premier League fixture at Stoke City before quitting England for a new venture with MLS champions Los Angeles Galaxy.

“We have hungry players who want to improve and do well and we have to make sure we are doing that next week and pre-season.”

Jordan Henderson

The 34-year-old helped the club win the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup and team-mate Henderson says he will leave a massive void.

“I think it will be a huge loss for us not only as a player but a person with his aura around the place,” said the England international, who is favourite to captain Liverpool in 2015-16.

“But it is up to us as a team to step up to the plate and take responsibility, and not one individual.”

Henderson says it imperative the squad pulls together to prove they can move forward and cope without their inspirational leader.

He told reporters: “There will never be another player or person like him in terms of everything he stood for and how good he was as a player.

“But I still feel we have a lot of great players here with a lot of potential and we need to start showing that potential next season.

“We have hungry players who want to improve and do well and we have to make sure we are doing that next week and pre-season.”

Stoke City are currently priced 3.60 in the match betting and the draw outcome is quoted 3.50. Liverpool are available to back at 2.05.

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