Jordan Henderson has expressed his gratitude towards Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, claiming that he has ‘improved tactically’ under him, Sky Sports understands.
After questions had initially been asked over his big money move to Anfield from Sunderland in the summer of 2011, the 23 year old has developed into one of the key members of Brendan Rodgers’ side, for whom he has scored three goals and contributed five assists in the league so far this season.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge fired a late winner as England beat Denmark at Wembley last night, in the final game before Roy Hodgson names his provisional World Cup Squad.
The former Chelsea and Manchester City, who man was one of five Reds players to be selected by Hodgson for the friendly, headed in from Adam Lallana’s cross for his twelfth goal in as many games to all but assure himself of a place on the plane to Brazil, barring any unfortunate circumstances.
Captain Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Glen Johnson all also started the match, as did Daniel Agger for the Danes.
Meanwhile, Johnson has revealed that he has not yet been offered a new contract at Anfield, according to the Express.
The full-back, who won a landmark fiftieth international cap last night, is set to enter the final year of his current deal at the end of the season.
He is keen to pledge his future to Brendan Rodgers’ side, though talks of an extension are yet to commence.
The 29 has also denied claims that the club are unwilling to offer him a deal on his current wages, which, according to the Mirror, are around £139,000 per week.
Braces from England international duo Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson helped Liverpool secure all three points against Swansea City in a thrilling game at Anfield yesterday afternoon.
The Reds were 2-0 up inside twenty minutes after first Sturridge, then Henderson scored before former Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey pulled one back for Garry Monk’s side half way through the first half.
Liverpool were unable to tighten their grip on fourth place after dropping two points against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon.
Daniel Sturridge had given Brendan Rodgers’ men a first half lead with his seventeenth goal of this season, though the Baggies were gifted the opportunity to equalise after a mistake from Kolo Toure.
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson believes that the club’s absence for European competition this season has benefitted league campaign, Sky Sports understands.
The midfielder, who has arguably been the Reds’ most improved player this season, has said that the extra rest the team has been able to enjoy has helped them in their pursuit of a top four spot this time around.
Liverpool secured an emphatic win for the third game in succession, this time putting five past a sorry Tottenham Hotspur side in a game that turned out to be Andre Villas Boas’ last in charge of the North London side.
Luis Suarez was again in fine form for the Reds, having a hand in all five of their goals.
Liverpool will be keen to keep pressure on Premier League leaders Arsenal as they travel to the Gunners’ North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds go in to the weekend five points off Arsene Wenger’s men who travel to Manchester City and joint on points with third place Chelsea who host Crystal Palace.
Liverpool have been left with just two fully fit senior midfielders in the lead up to Christmas, with Jordan Henderson now joining their already extensive injury list, the Mirror understands.
The England international had his ankle damaged in a nasty clash with Kevin Nolan in the Reds’ victory over West Ham United on Saturday afternoon, and joins captain Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge, Jose Enrique, Daniel Agger and Sebastien Coates on the side-lines.
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Liverpool duo Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are both set to be recalled to the England line-up for tomorrow evening’s clash with Germany at Wembley.
The pair both missed Friday’s 2-0 defeat to Chile with Gerrard struggling with a hip injury and Sturridge still having not fully recovered from a thigh problem.
Former Liverpool player John Aldridge believes Brendan Rodgers should recall Daniel Agger to Liverpool’s starting XI, the Mirror understands.
The Reds have been playing a 3-5-2 formation in recent weeks, and were exposed last time out as league leaders Arsenal beat them by two goals to nil.