Henderson: Reds youths won't give up

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson feels that the youngsters in the first-team will work hard to ensure a positive end to the season and he holds out hope for a top four finish.

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By ESPNSTAR.com staff

Under new manager Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool have allowed the likes of Raheem Sterling, Jonjo Shelvey, Andre Wisdom and Suso to feature in the first team in the first few months of the season. 

The prospect of seeing a youthful squad, with especially Sterling and Shelvey lighting up the Premier League with their displays, has been a source of comfort for the fans in an otherwise dour start to the campaign.

The international break has not been too kind on them either as it was confirmed by the club's medical staff that striker Fabio Borini has been ruled out of action for three months after suffering a fractured foot. Moreover, it was also reported that goalkeeper Pepe Reina picked up an injury while warming up at half-time in Spain's World Cup qualifier against France on Tuesday although there has been no official prognosis by the club yet. 

Henderson, however, will not allow the gloomy headlines and Liverpool's poor results - they have collected only six points from seven games - put him in a downcast mood. He firmly believes that the young group of players who have been given a coveted opportunity to play for the Reds' first-team will do their utmost to help turn things around over the course of the season. 

"It is a very young team, but that is a good thing for us, and for the future," the 22-year-old told liverpoolfc.tv.

"But we aren't just looking at the future, this team and these players are ready now, and I think they have shown that over the last few weeks.

"The younger lads that have come through have been brilliant. Whenever they've played they have done really well. Hopefully they will keep working hard and keep improving themselves.

"Their development has been brilliant for the team."

And the ex-Sunderland midfielder believes that the Reds do have the quality to finish inside the top four come the end of the season.

"Obviously finishing in the top four would be brilliant, everyone at the club would love that.

"But I think the main aim, first and foremost, is improving and developing from last season.

"I think the way that we are going, and with the quality that we have in the team, I don't think we will be too far away from the top four."

Liverpool host Reading at Anfield on Saturday and then have the Merseyside derby to contend with in the following week in the Premier League. 

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