Jordan Henderson believes Liverpool are well-equipped to avoid a hangover from their Premier League and Champions League disappointments at the end of last season.

Liverpool lost out to Manchester City on the last day in their bid for top-flight glory, while Real Madrid beat them 1-0 in the Champions League final in Paris to earn continental glory.

The Reds did triumph in the FA Cup and EFL Cup, with captain Henderson confident there will be no adverse effects from missing out on the biggest two trophies that were up for grabs in their quadruple pursuit.

“There’s no need for that,” he said. “We have had disappointments in the past and didn’t have hangovers, so we have always reacted in the right way. 

“We still won two trophies last year so it’s not all negative – there were still positives to take out of it.

“It was a fantastic season. Yes, it didn’t end the way we would have liked, but that’s football, that’s life, you get on with it and react in the right way and we just want to go again, to perform.” 

Henderson added: “I wouldn’t say it [the disappointment] has made us more motivated, but you are always motivated to win the biggest trophies.

“That is why we play. We want to be successful; we want to win things and we managed to win two last year.

“It didn’t end the way we would like, but we pushed all the way and that is all you can ask for, so you move on, you take the positives, improve on the things we can and try and perform in every game we play. 

“We have done that for a long period of time and now we just have to keep going, keep pushing.”

Henderson was speaking in Bangkok before Liverpool get their pre-season campaign under way against rivals Manchester United on Tuesday.

“We are constantly working to improve; we can’t worry about other people [teams] around us – that’s not in your control,” added the England international. 

“This is a good moment for us in pre-season to get everyone back to work so that when the season comes, we’re at a good base level of fitness and ready to go.”

Liverpool face City in the Community Shield on July 30 before opening their Premier League campaign for the 2022-23 season against newly promoted Fulham on August 6.

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