Henderson happy to finish on a high

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Liverpool signed off from their final home game of the 2011-12 campaign with a commanding 4-1 victory over Chelsea - a result that was delivered for the fans, says Jordan Henderson.

The Reds midfielder reflected on a memorable night at Anfield, as Kenny Dalglish's players handed out their retribution for the FA Cup final defeat at Wembley against the Blues just 72 hours earlier.

"I think it was the best way to sign off from Anfield for this season," the 21-year-old told "We went into the game wanting to do that and wanting to give the fans a little bit back.

"Although we've had some disappointing results at times this season, we've had some good performances too – and that was another. Our game plan was to go at them from the first whistle, pressurise high up the pitch and get at them. We managed to do that and we played quite well.

"Maybe there was a little bit (of added motivation), but we want to go into every game and try to win and this was no different."

Henderson found himself on the scoresheet on Tuesday evening, when he capitalised on a slip by Chelsea captain John Terry to double Liverpool's lead, after Michael Essien had already deflected a Luis Suarez cut-back past his own goalkeeper.

"It's always nice to score," he added. "Everyone wants to score goals, but it's not as easy as that and you've got to keep working at it. hopefully I can do that on a more regular basis next season."

The England U21 international has come into some harsh criticism for a number of under par performances this season, but after turning in an assured display in the middle of the park last night, he is hoping to finish the season on a high.

"I'm not sure (if it was my best performance). I'll let other people decide that. I've just got to concentrate on the next game, which is Swansea, and keep trying to play well for the team.

"It would be nice to finish the season with a win. We go into every game wanting to win – and Sunday will be no different."

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