Jordan Henderson thinks the near misses in his career are providing him with “extra motivation” as he looks to be successful with Liverpool and England.
The 28-year old has been a runner-up in the League Cup, Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League since he won his last trophy with Liverpool in 2012.
Henderson also got to the semi-finals of the World Cup with England in the summer and he believes all those near misses can inspire him and his team-mates to glory.
“I think it always stays with you, those moments,” Henderson said.
“It gives you even more motivation to keep going, keep wanting to be in that position again to make it right, and go that final step really.
“It’s definitely an extra motivation that I use. Maybe I had a little taste of it playing in finals but I haven’t really managed to win the big trophies, and now that’s the next step really.
“I don’t really look at it [the experience] as a benefit for me, I look at it as a benefit for the team more than anything.
“When you’ve got players that have been in that situation before, of experience, big games, semi-finals, finals, big competitions, then it’s good for the team – especially to be able to help the younger lads cope with bigger occasions and give them a little bit of experience on what to expect.
“The more players you have playing in those finals, the better really.”
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