Liverpool morning news: Henderson on 'most important' goal, Rodgers warns that striker can still improve

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A selection of the key stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning.

Jordan Henderson has said his winning goal in Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Swansea City yesterday was the biggest of his career at Anfield so far.

The midfielder grabbed a brace as the Reds opened up a six point gap to Tottenham in fifth place whilst keeping up the pressure on Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City at the top – as they are four points off the pace in the title race.

Henderson told the Liverpool Echo: ‘I’ve been trying to arrive in the box a lot more. Luis Suarez’s shot came back to me off the defender. The keeper made a good save but I followed it up and managed to score off the rebound.

‘I’m trying to improve a lot of things in my game and goal scoring is one of those areas. There’s still a lot of work for me to do but I’ll keep working hard.

‘The most important thing is that we got the three points. It was a big game and it’s a massive win for us. We’re over the moon.’

Manager Brendan Rodgers has warned that Daniel Sturridge can still improve whilst saying he looks like he can score in every match.

Sturridge got a brace himself against the Swans, and Rodgers said after the game: ‘He just looks like he can score in every single game. He’s got that ability, he’s got that quality. Thankfully, he plays for us here and he’s still got a lot of improving to do.’

Rodgers did admit, however, that his side didn’t defend very well during a nervy afternoon at Anfield.

‘We didn’t defend anywhere near well enough today in aspects of our game. But to come out of it with three points, we’re very pleased. It was a very good win against an outstanding team.’

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