The 23-year-old scored his sixth Premier League goal of the season as the Reds temporarily hoisted themselves to the top of the table before Arsenal leapfrogged their rivals on goals scored.
Henderson, who played with Sturridge at England Under-21 level, reckons the Liverpool striker has benefited from playing regular first-team football after joining from Chelsea in January.
“Daniel’s always been a confident lad,” Henderson told the Liverpool Echo. “Even in the U21s he was always wanting the ball all the time, doing his skills and getting his shots away.
“But now he’s been given the opportunity to play as a striker every week in the Premier League and I think he has benefited from that.
“He’s come here and the manager has put great confidence and belief in him. And he’s shown what he can do and can give back.
“His form is outstanding and he’s improving all the time with his awareness, his touch and his finishing. He’s got the lot really.
“I think he can be brilliant for England. There’s obviously two big games coming up and he can contribute a lot in those two games. He’s been sharp and getting goals. I think he’ll play a big part.”
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