Contrast to popular notion, Liverpool Captain Jordan Henderson insists the battle for the Premier League title in the 2019-20 season, is far from a two-horse race.
Liverpool missed out on the prestigious prize by a single point, to eventual winners Manchester City. Both clubs have been predicted to be on the fore front once more this season for the title.
However, Henderson doesn’t conform to this. As he believes the Merseyside reds will have more than just City to battle for the title, with other teams likely to pose a stern competition for the trophy too.
“Everyone will talk about Liverpool and City because they won the league and were so good and we won the Champions League,” Henderson said. “It is easy to do that.
“You have to look at the other teams. They are going to improve. There are more teams than us and City who will be competing.
“But you have to respect them so much for winning the Premier League back-to-back. That is so difficult. They keep raising the bar and keep improving with the squad they have.
“So, we need to be doing the same and I think we will. The players are hungry. They want more. They want to keep working hard and the manager will make sure of that.
“We have great senior players in the team. We have to focus on what is ahead and keep challenging for all the trophies.”
While Henderson expects other teams to compete, the Reds Captain is confident Liverpool could challenge once more for the Premier League alongside other teams, as Jurgen Klopp aims for a second major trophy at the club.
“We showed we were not disheartened after we did not win the league to go and win the Champions League,” he said. “It was a big moment for us.
“We can use last season as the fuel to be even better to win it this year and compete again.
“We know how good City are and other teams will improve. The Premier League is so difficult. That showed last year, to play as we did and win so many games and not win it.
“But we keep going, giving everything and improving, and hopefully we challenge.”