Jordan Henderson spoke out about the criticism Liverpool's midfield has received this season, stating that the blame should not be solely placed on one department as the team has struggled overall. He also dismissed claims that he is finished at the top level, stating that he feels physically fit and ready for a new challenge next season.
The England international pointed out that the age gap for retirement is increasing, with players like Modric and Benzema still performing at a high level at 37 years old.
Henderson was responding to reports that Liverpool will be active in the transfer market this summer, with a long list of targets including Tchouameni, Ugarte, Gravenberch, Mount, and Mac Alister. He argued that the team is not blaming their midfield for all their problems this season and that he does not pay much attention to outside criticism.
"If you look back at the season you wouldn't say there's been one area, I think we've struggled all over the pitch and as a team so that's the most important thing to get back to,” said the 32-year-old via Sky Sports.
Despite being criticized for their midfield performances this season, Liverpool has recently experienced a resurgence in form, with both Henderson and Fabinho playing a significant role in a series of six consecutive victories. Although they have an outside chance of securing a top-four spot, the captain believes that it is still unlikely and that many things would have to happen for them to achieve this goal. Nevertheless, he acknowledges that anything can happen in football.