Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson: I’ve been working on my finishing

Jordan Henderson says he's been staying behind after Liverpool training to work on his finishing after netting his fourth strike

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Brendan Rodgers replaced Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool manager last May Photo: Back Page Images

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Jordan Henderson has revealed that he has been staying behind after Liverpool training to work on his finishing.

The Reds midfielder scored Liverpool’s equaliser in confident fashion on Sunday as the Reds came from a goal down to beat Aston Villa in Birmingham.

Henderson, who initially struggled to find form after joining the Merseysiders from Sunderland in 2011, is beginning to show glimpses of why the Reds parted with £16m to lure the midfielder to Anfield.

The 22-year-old has scored four goals in 37 appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ men this season – and Henderson believes his extra striking practice is paying off.

“A lot of players do extra training. I tend to work on my finishing,” Henderson told the official Liverpool FC magazine.

“I think it’s important as a midfielder to contribute goals. The goalkeepers stay behind with [coach] Mike Marsh along with a few of us. I think I need to improve in a lot of areas.

“Scoring goals is one of them. It’s such an important part of football. If a manager knows he can rely on a midfielder to score a few, it means he’s likely to play a lot.”

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