Henderson 'quietly confident,' Skrtel backs faltering Toure

Jordan Henderson says Liverpool are quietly confident of achieving Premier League success this season.

The 23-year-old has played in every league game for the Reds this term, with Brendan Rodgers' side now just four points off league-leaders Chelsea.

And, without making any bold claims, Henderson has refused to rule anything out, insisting Liverpool are quietly confident of going as far as they ever have.

"Everybody said we weren't in the running a couple of weeks ago and now they're saying we are, so it's going to go up and down throughout the season," the former Sunderland midfielder told Liverpool's official website.

"There's still a long way to go. But we're quietly confident that we just go about our business in the right way and, hopefully, keep winning games."

Meanwhile, Reds defender Martin Skrtel has backed faltering team-mate Kolo Toure in light of the Ivorian's error-strewn recent run.

Toure memorably gifted the ball to West Brom striker Victor Anichebe a couple of weeks ago as the Nigerian tucked home the equaliser to steal a point off Liverpool, before scoring an embarrassing own goal against Fulham on Wednesday.

Kolo has gone through a few things lately," Skrtel told the Daily Mirror. "But you see these things happen in football – they happen to me, to Kolo, to every single player at some point.

“I scored an own goal for Slovakia last season when Jan Mucha missed a back-pass. [It was] horrible but it happens and the important thing is you have to be able to deal with it and still be prepared for next time.

"That is the key and Kolo knows that.”

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