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Brendan Rodgers praises Jordan Henderson

Brendan Rodgers pays tribute to Jordan Henderson after his inspired performance in Liverpool's 2-0 win over Burnley on Wednesday night.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has paid tribute to Jordan Henderson after the 24-year-old played a crucial role in his side's 2-0 win at Burnley on Wednesday night.

Henderson broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark and then turned provider as he set up Daniel Sturridge to double the Reds' lead after half time.

"His strike was terrific and that obviously gives you greater confidence in the game. His ball for the second goal was terrific. He's got great technique and precision," the Northern Irishman told reporters after the game.

"I think he's improving all the time. As he matures more, tactically, he'll become even better. He's always had athleticism, he's born with a natural gift as an athlete, to run.

"Tactically, he's improving. Technically, as you see, he is quality. His passing has improved. He's becoming one of the real leaders of this young team."

The home victory keeps Rodgers's side in the hunt for a Champions League place, with only two points separating Liverpool from fourth-placed Manchester United.

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Jordan Henderson of Liverpool scores the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Burnley at Anfield on March 4, 2015
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