Jordan Henderson has revealed Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has challenged him to score more goals this season, in order to cope with Luis Suarez's absence.
Even though the Merseyside team are said to be on the verge to complete the signing of Mario Balotelli to fill the huge gap left by the Uruguayan; Rodgers recently admitted he wants the entire squad to improve their individual goal tally.
"More goals from everyone, that's the objective. Everyone will want to improve," said the manager.
And Henderson has now confirmed the manager has demanded him to give a step forward in front of goal after last season he only scored four in 35 Premier League appearances.
"I've spoken to the gaffer and getting more goals is one area of my game that I would like to improve," Henderson said to Liverpool official website.
"A lot of us have got to chip in with more goals, especially from midfield. Hopefully I can work on that and I can improve. I'll try to do so."
Furthermore, Henderson believes he is ready to take more responsibility in the dressing room as the 24-year-old begins his fourth campaign at Anfield.
"I feel more of a senior member because there are a lot of young lads in the team. They are doing fantastically well, the players that have come through the youth system or we have bought. We've got some good leaders in the squad and it's a really good mix.
"I try to help people as much as I can. Whether that is giving them confidence or instruction, I try to do as much as I can to help the team. I think that's important sometimes. That's just the way people are; some people are vocal, some people aren't. People lead in different ways, whether that's setting an example on or off the pitch.
"It depends what type of person you are and everybody is different. I feel that we've got a good mix in the group."