Jordan Henderson says the Liverpool squad are “refreshed” following host of new arrivals

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New Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has hailed the new arrivals at the club both on and off the pitch.

It has been a summer of change for the Merseyside outfit following a disappointing 2014/15 campaign in which they lost in the semi-finals of both domestic competitions and failed claim a top four in the Barclays Premier League.

In an attempt to address some of the failings from last season manager Brendan Rodgers has been extremely active in the transfer market this summer and has brought in seven new players including Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino and James Milner.

There has also been an upheaval to Rodgers’ backroom staff as club favourite Gary McAllister and Sean O’Driscoll have been appointed as replacements for Colin Pascoe and Mike Marsh, who were both axed at the start of the summer.

The reshuffle has been praised by Henderson, who himself has inherited the captain’s armband from Kop legend Steven Gerrard and says the squad has a refreshed feeling about it heading into the new campaign:

“We’ve obviously talked about the problems that we had last season,” the England international told the club’s official website.

“We are working on it in pre-season and obviously try different things but it’s been freshened up as well with the new staff and some new players.”

“I think that’s really freshened us up and like I say everything is looking positive so far, but we’ve got to keep going, keep working hard and pushing ourselves to the limits then come the first game of the season we will be raring to go,” Henderson added.

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