Jordan Henderson has a message of hope for Liverpool fans after another season ends without a trophy.
The Reds lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday in Kiev which made it a trophyless dozen years with just a solitary League Cup to place in the Anfield cabinet.
Yet for Reds captain, Henderson, it is about belief.
He said; “I believe in this team.”
“I believe in this manager. I believe we are going in the right direction. Will be back in this final? Yeah, I believe that too.
“It is so difficult to stand here now just after losing and say all that but that is the truth – It is how I feel. We have to make it happen.”
He added; “I believe we will be challenging in all competitions domestically.”
“The Premier League is important to us and we are qualified for the Champions League next year.
“It is hard talking now, saying we must learn from the experience, but that is what we have to do over the next days and weeks.
“We have a young group, a fantastic group of players, who deserve more.
We did fantastically well to get here and now we need to keep growing as a team to be successful in future.”
“Now we have to get over that final line; that is the most important. It is difficult, especially against a team like Madrid with fantastic players.
“We are devastated, especially for the fans, but we have to get back to business as soon as possible because we know we are moving in the right direction.
“You see that from 2016 (after defeat in Europa League final). Only good teams get to the Champions League Final so we have to first make sure this is not the last final we are in, then win those trophies.
“We have good players here and there are more coming in. We will strengthen. It is hard to be positive now, but come pre-season we will be ready to fight again.”