Could Jordan Henderson be Liverpool's 60-game-a-season man?

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers talked up the fitness of one of his midfielders, who had an impressive campaign last season.

With Liverpool competing on four fronts next season, and possibly facing around 60 games next season if they reach the business end of all the competitions they participate in, there's likely to be one or two players that Brendan Rodgers needs to rely on to play in a large portion of those games.

One of those men could be Jordan Henderson. Given that he was one of the England contingent given time off following the side's participation in the World Cup, he was amongst those that was given a run out in the pre-season friendly defeat against Roma in Boston.

Rodgers said of his introduction off the bench after the game: "I put Jordan Henderson in because of his level of fitness. Jordan could play 10 games on the spin because he's so fit and strong."

Barring the three games where he was suspended last season for a red card he picked up against Manchester City, Henderson was an ever-present during Liverpool's title challenge.

His energy has been one of the key aspects of his game and his ability to cover so much ground is a big contributing factor to Liverpool's high-pressing game. There seems to be little doubt at the moment that the 24-year-old's presence in the middle of the park contributes heavily to the Reds being a more effective, and all-round better, side. 

For that reason Rodgers will want to play Henderson as much as he can next season. There may be competition in the middle of the park but he has so many qualities, and given that he has a good fitness level according to his manager he could be a man that starts every game. 

As well as having more options at his disposal, Rodgers will still need ever-presents in his side. Henderson had a fantastic campaign last season, and is bound to build on it - and more responsibility may come along with it.

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