Liverpool boss Rodgers challenges Henderson to impress

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers challenges Jordan Henderson to stake his claim for a regular spot against West Brom

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Brendan Rodgers wants Jordan Henderson to impress him at the Hawthorns Photo: WBUR, via Flickr

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Brendan Rodgers has challenged Jordan Henderson to prove himself to the Liverpool manager when the Reds take on West Bromwich Albion in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday.

Henderson has only made two appearances for the Merseysiders so far this term and was a second-half substitute in last Sunday’s 2-1 defeat by Manchester United.

And Rodgers is urging the 22-year-old to stake his claim for a regular starting spot on Wednesday night when the Reds travel to the Hawthorns.

“Jordan is working his socks off every day,” Rodgers Liverpool’s website. “He has got a great appetite to learn; he lives his life right and he doesn’t do stupid things off the pitch.

“He works hard, he works well. Really it is just games like [Wednesday against West Bromwich] that offer me the opportunity to see him.

“Can he affect the game going forward but play also with that tactical discipline, which keeps us nice and strong in the middle of midfield?”

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