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Jordan Henderson praises Brendan Rodgers for helping his career

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2.09K   //    14 May 2014, 19:15 IST

Jordan Henderson

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has praised the impact his manager, Brendan Rodgers, has had on his career, as he spoke about his improvement to the Liverpool ECHO.

Henderson was suspended after a late tackle against Manchester City, has arguably been the club’s most improved player this season and has earned a starting place for England as heads into the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

The Englishman played a key part in Liverpool’s charge to a tense title fight with Manchester City, which they ultimately came second in. However, his presence and drive in midfield has played a huge role in their success this season, earning him a place in the England squad.

He has Brendan Rodgers to thank for all of his improvement.

He said: “I think I’ve improved from the start of the season until now.

“I feel as though I’ve become a better player in many areas. I’ve still got a long way to go, no doubt. But I feel as though I’m improving. I’m enjoying my football.

“The manager has helped me with a lot of things and hopefully I can keep working even harder to become better. If I do that, I’m sure I can keep going in the right direction and that’s the same for the team.

“The manager has been key. He’s been amazing for me personally and I’m sure that’s the same for everybody else in the team as well.

“The things he can do on and off the pitch for the players is fantastic and he has a great relationship with us. That’s just the type of person he is. He’s a great manager and I’m sure everybody will want to thank him for this season.”

Out of all English players, only Adam Lallana (68) and Steven Gerrard (67) created more chances than Henderson (62).

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