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'We'll put 6-1 humiliation to bed' -- Henderson eyes revenge against Stoke

The Reds’ skipper believes ‘there couldn’t be a better place’ to start their season.

The England international believes the quality they've brought in will make a big difference.
The England international believes the quality they've brought in will make a big difference.
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LIVERPOOL CAPTAIN JORDAN Henderson is determined to avenge last season’s embarrassing defeat at Stoke City, when the two teams contest the repeat fixture on the opening weekend of the 2015-16 Premier League season.

Brendan Rodgers’ men return to the Britannia Stadium on Sunday, almost three months on from their nightmare 6-1 loss to the Potters in the final match of last year’s campaign.

Reds’ new skipper Henderson, however, is keen to return to Stoke and make up for the mistakes last time out.

“There couldn’t be a better place for us to start and put what happened there last season to bed once and for all,” said the England international midfielder.

“The lads who were playing that day will remember it for quite some time. It was a horrible day for everyone involved.

“We have a determination to do better and to improve as a team. We are focusing on the future and that is the first game at Stoke. They are a good team but so are we.”

Liverpool’s travelling party is a better side compared to the end of last season, according to Henderson, following a number of high-profile signings in the summer window.

“We will be stronger with the new players that we have got. We are a young team but we have brought in quality. I think the quality we have added will make a big difference,” the former Sunderland man added.

“We have got a lot of character in the team. What happened there last year will only make us stronger. We have got to put it to bed.

“This is a new season, a new start. I think this is a really exciting time. We are quietly confident but we have just got to make sure that we go there, put in a proper performance and get a good result.”

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