Jordan Henderson vows to make impact at Liverpool

14 June 2011 07:53
ShareJordan Henderson is targeting regular first-team football and says he has not moved to Liverpool to make up the numbers. [LNB]There have been questions raised since the 20-year-old's ?16million move from Sunderland about Henderson's development in a squad with fierce competition for places. [LNB]However, the midfielder is not daunted by the challenge and insists he will be ready to seize his chance when it comes. [LNB] Vow: Jordan Henderson insists he is not at Liverpool to make up the numbers[LNB]'There will be competition at any big club,' said Henderson, who is relishing the chance to link up with boyhood idol Steven Gerrard. [LNB]'I've got to make sure I work hard and do everything I can to make sure I'm starting in the team. I think, if I train well and work hard, I'll get my chance and I'll take it. [LNB]'I spoke to the manager and he said he thinks I can play in a few positions. I'm not bothered where I play. All I care about is making sure that I'm in the starting 11 and playing regular football.' [LNB] In his hands: New Liverpool star Henderson will wear the new Umbro Geometra boots against Ukraine on Wednesday[LNB]Henderson, who will be in England Under 21s' starting line-up for tomorrow's Group B game against Ukraine, added: 'Liverpool have paid a lot of money for me but that shows they have faith in me.' [LNB]Liverpool are confident keeper Pepe Reina will be fit for the start of pre-season training after surgery to repair a double hernia.[LNB] Liverpool's Reina ready for pre-season after successful surgery in GermanyLiverpool and Bayern target Enrique holding out on new deal at NewcastleAll the latest Liverpool news, features and opinion[LNB]  Explore more:People: Pepe Reina, Steven Gerrard Places: Liverpool

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