Jordan Henderson explains what's behind Liverpool's good run of form

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Confidence seems to be the key according to the Liverpool vice-captain.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has said that confidence is the simple explanation for the side's improvement in form this season. 

The Reds made it 12 games unbeaten on Wednesday night as they beat Burnley 2-0 - a run that stretches back to before Christmas with Liverpool winning nine of those games. 

During that time the team has operated with a different system which works with a three man defence and allows the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Raheem Sterling and Adam Lallana to rotate positions, while Daniel Sturridge has recently returned to the side after a nightmare start to the season through injury.

Henderson explained to the Liverpool website what might be behind the recent run: "It's confidence. 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."

During that recent run has seen an upturn in the form of the defence and goalkeeper Simon Mignolet whose form came under the microscope during the early stages of the campaign.

In the past 12 games, Liverpool have managed to keep seven clean sheets - and lately when they have been conceding goals the defence still has something to be proud of, like the win over Manchester City where the champions scored through their only shot on target so it's not as if sided are getting that many chances when they face Liverpool at the moment.

As a result, many people fancy them to finish in the top four. The Reds are currently fifth, three points behind third-placed Arsenal and just the two behind Manchester United - and all three sides need to play each other before the season is concluded.

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