After featuring in Liverpools embarrassing 3-0 defeat to Brighton earlier this month, Henderson was not involved in last weeks FA Cup replay victory over Wolves.
And given the improved midfield performance against Molineux, he was only on the bench for the Reds Premier League meeting with Chelsea on Saturday.
Having featured heavily for England at the World Cup, Henderson has now admitted that his efforts in Qatar have taken their toll on his recent form.
I think Id be lying if I said it hasnt been hard, he told BT Sport.
Looking back, it probably took a lot more out of me than I thought.
“I think Id be lying if I said it hasnt been hard.”
“Ive just got to keep going, keep trying to improve.”
Jordan Henderson gives an honest assessment of his form as he looks to get back to his best ?
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The last few weeks, energy levels and stuff, the general mood, it has been really difficult over the last few weeks to perform to the level that Im capable of, and that I need to be at to play for this team.
Having played an integral part in all of the clubs success in recent years, the Liverpool captain is now part of a midfield that many believe is in need of a refresh.
But if theres one thing weve learned about Henderson during his time at Anfield, its that he wont give up.
Its been tough, but theres no other option, he continued.
Ive just got to keep going, keep trying to improve, keep trying to fight to get that good feeling back, because its been tough since returning over the last few weeks.
Henderson will be hoping to regain his place in the midfield when Liverpool travel to Brighton for their FA Cup fourth round clash this Sunday.