Liverpool star says the club have “come such along way this season”.
Jordan Henderson has said that Liverpool will come back stronger next season after missing out on the Premier League title on the final day of a memorable campaign.
The Reds went in Sunday afternoon’s round of fixtures just two points behind leaders Manchester City.
Brendan Rodgers’ side beat Newcastle United 2-1 at Anfield, but the result was only enough to cement second place, as City saw off West Ham United 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium.
Midfielder Henderson told BBC Sport: “It was important to finish the season with a win today because you never know what will happen.
“We’ve come such along way this season, though there is obviously some disappointment – we thought we were good enough to win the title.
“But we’ll come back stronger next season. There has been a lot of tension here in the last fortnight, with a young squad going for the title. But it wasn’t to be this season, though we’re still very proud.”
Liverpool scored more goals this term – 101 – than they have in any other Premier League season.
The Anfield club also racked up 84 points – a tally that they have only bettered once before in 22 years of the modern top flight.
Luis Suarez ended the season as the Premier League’s top individual goalscorer, having netted 31 times.
Reds teammate Daniel Sturridge was the division’s second leading scorer with 22 goals.