Jordan Henderson believes that Liverpool can make a major statement of intent by going to the Emirates this weekend and defeating table topping Arsenal.

The Gunners have not lost in the league since the opening day of the season when they were defeated 3-1 by Aston Villa but they have fallen to two consecutive home defeats in cup competitions.

Arsenal lost 2-1 to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League and were then knocked out of the Capital Once Cup when Chelsea secured a 2-0 win at the Emirates.

Liverpool will be hoping to make it three on the bounce when they travel to north London this weekend and Henderson firmly believes that they are good enough to secure a significant victory.

"Confidence is very high at the minute," Henderson told the official Liverpool website. "We've started the season very well, but there's still room for improvement and we're still going to push and try and become better as a team.

"So hopefully we can keep doing what we've been doing and we can go to the Emirates and get a good result.

"They're all tough games in the Premier League and Arsenal have been flying of late. But so have we, so I think it will be a good game to watch and hopefully we can get a good result.

"It would send out a message to the rest of the teams that we're here and we mean business. But I think the main focus is going there and playing like we have been."

Liverpool were in excellent form last weekend as they thrashed West Brom 4-1 thanks to a memorable display from Luis Suarez who scored his first hat-trick at Anfield.

Suarez and strike partner Daniel Sturridge have been sensational in recent weeks and while Henderson acknowledges how impressive the Reds have looked in attack, he has called for the defence to produce some equally imposing displays.

"I think we played quite well from start to finish," added Henderson. "We defended really well and then obviously, going forward, we were exceptional.

"We're just focusing on progressing as a team and we're looking forward to the big game on Saturday.

"There are areas where we can improve, but we tend to keep that to ourselves and work on them out on the training pitch. But I think Saturday, overall, was a really good performance.

"We scored some great goals, but we've got to go there and, first and foremost, we've got to defend really well. Going forward we've been exceptional, so we need to keep that going."