Date: 5th March 2015 at 3:30pm
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Jordan Henderson said the three points was the most important thing, after scoring his second consecutive superb goal in the 2-0 win over Burnley.

The 24-year-old produced a captains display in the absence of the injured Steven Gerrard, opening the scoring with a superb first time strike from 20 yards, before curling in a wonderful cross for Daniel Sturridge to head home the second goal.

Yet Henderson was modest enough to highlight the contribution of those around him, as the Reds made it seven wins from their last eight Premier League matches.

“I like to score any type of goal, even if it’s a tap in. It doesn’t really matter as they all count,” he said.

“The most important thing is the three points for the team and it was an outstanding performance, right the way from Simon [Mignolet] all the way up [to the front]. Hopefully we can just keep building and keep the momentum going.

“I always want to try and score – and assist as well. As much as I can, I always want to have an influence on the game. But the main thing is we’re really solid as a team and we’ve got fantastic players going forward.

“If we’re solid, we can let them go and do the business up front. Thankfully we got the goals, so it was another pleasing performance.

“It was a big game for us and another big three points, especially after the weekend, and I felt it was a job well done.”

Henderson explains the change in fortunes for the Reds since December is simply down to confidence.

“It’s confidence,” he said. “We’re really solid as a team together and with the players we’ve got, like Philippe, Raheem, Studge, Adam Lallana and players like that going forward, we can hurt anyone.

“If we’re solid from the back right the way through, they’ll always score goals and create things.

“That’s been key for us and the formation has been brilliant as well. We’ve been playing with high pressure and intensity and we just need to keep it going.”

The former Sunderland man managed his 200th Premier League appearance at Anfield last night, whilst the victory ensured his unbeaten run as captain continued – the Reds have won eight and drawn two of the games in which Henderson has worn the armband from the start.

Put to him, Henderson replied: “The 200 games means I’m getting a bit older, which is not nice!

“But the captain one doesn’t make any difference to me – I just try to do what I always do and lead by example, whether I’m captain or not, and so does everyone else.

“The performance and the points are the most important thing – I’ll let everyone else look at the stats!”


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