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Jordan Henderson not taking starting place for granted

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Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson was once frequently lambasted for his displays in a red shirt.

Now, however, things are very different for the 23-year old, who has received wide praise for his performances so far this season; performances that have seen him grasp his first-team place with aplomb.

Henderson is keeping his feet firmly on the ground though, and speaking to the club's official website, he said: "It is obviously nice [to play] but I need to make sure that I'm working hard and make it hard for the manager to leave me out.

"There are a lot of quality players here working hard every day in training to get a starting position. Hopefully I can keep working hard and playing football."

The midfielder, who has five caps for the England national side at senior level, impressed once again during the 2-2 draw with Swansea on Monday night that sent Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League.

"We showed our mentality not to be beaten and we could have won," he said.

"We both, at times, dominated the ball and possession. At the start of the first-half we moved it quite well and then they came back into it towards the end.

"In the second-half they came on a little bit more but we still had a couple of chances to get the winner. 

"It wasn't to be but we're still undefeated so hopefully we can keep that going."

The Reds will be hoping they can maintain top spot when they host Sunderland at Anfield at the weekend.

Rodgers' side have 10 points from their opening four games and will also welcome back controversial striker Luis Suarez next week, as he completes the final games of his 10-match ban.

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