Jordan Henderson sees no reason why Liverpool cannot become the best team in Europe over the coming years.
The Reds are currently enjoying an impressive run of form that has seen them lose just two of their last 25 matches in all competitions and are embroiled in a battle to finish second behind runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are also going well in the Champions League, as, barring a catastrophic collapse, they are already through to the quarter-finals of that competition after securing a 5-0 away success against Porto in the first-leg of their last 16 tie.
Liverpool’s attacking talent has particularly caught the eye, with Mohamed Salah (31), Roberto Firmino (22) and Sadio Mane (13) grabbing a combined 66 goals across all competitions to date this term.
Defensively Liverpool are also taking steps forward, with Virgil van Dijk’s arrival at the club coinciding with three clean sheets in their last five matches.
All this bodes well for the Merseysiders’ future and captain Henderson sees no reason why his side cannot become Europe’s standout team over the coming years.
“It’s about giving everything to make it happen so we can be the best in the Premier League, the best in Europe, over the next couple of years,” Henderson was quoted as saying by the Mirror. “We’re going in the right direction.”
Henderson is confident Liverpool’s rise to the top of the European game can begin in earnest this season, as he believes no team on the continent will want to face the Reds during the latter stages of the Champions League.
“We’ve got a big few months coming up, and let’s take nothing for granted, because we have to finish the job against Porto,” he added. “But there are not many teams who would want to draw Liverpool at the minute.”
Liverpool will face Porto in the second-leg of their last 16 tie on Tuesday, but before that they host Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Reds are currently third in the domestic standings, just two points behind second-place Manchester United, meaning they have a realistic chance of finishing in the top-two for just the second time since 2009.