Rodgers: Henderson is the one player in England who can do this

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says that Jordan Henderson is the one player in the country who is able to dominate a game without the ball.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on Jordan Henderson after the midfielder's match-winning display against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. 

Henderson scored the winning goal in Liverpool's 2-1 success over the Baggies at Anfield and he clearly impressed his manager with his display.

The England international has become a key player for the side due to his energy and his relentless running means that he is a unique talent, according to his manager. 

"He's the one player in the country that can really dominate a game without the ball due to his running capacity," Rodgers said to the club's official site. "He has great physicality in the game and today was about trying to get him forward that bit more and encouraging him to go [forward].

"That forward run allows him to offer the combination with Adam for the first goal, and for the second goal he arrived in the box and finished really, really well. It was a big performance from him today."

Henderson's importance to this Liverpool team was highlighted by the fact that he was made vice-captain at the Merseyside club last month.

At first there was a feeling that Henderson would struggle to adapt to life at Anfield after a medicore start following a move from Sunderland.

However, as he has got used to the standards that the Reds demand, he has developed into one of the Premier League's finest midfielders and he now plays a vital role for club and country. 

His goal on Saturday was crucial to his side, who have struggled through recent weeks, and he will be looking to continue finding the back of the net throughout the campaign as Liverpool try and consolidate their place in the top four. 

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