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Jordan Henderson feels that Liverpool can continue to improve until the end of the season, starting against Burnley on Wednesday night.

The Reds have been in fantastic form and have been beaten in just two of their last 20 matches in all competitions and are yet to taste defeat in the Premier League since the turn of the New Year.

Their most recent victory came last Sunday when Brendan Rodgers' men outclassed current league-title holders Manchester City 2-1 at Anfield.

A good performance

It was a performance that everyone did their bit and the win saw Liverpool leapfrog Southampton into fifth place and trail fourth-placed Manchester United by just two points.

"Wednesday is another big game and we have to focus on getting the job done against Burnley"

The Merseyside club ended last season in emphatic style by winning 12 of their last 14 games and Henderson believes that his side can do similar this term.

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“We were all disappointed to go out of the Europa League and then we only had a short spell to turn it around," Henderson told the Liverpool Echo. "That is always difficult but I thought we dealt with it really well.

"We were outstanding but we just have to keep going. Wednesday is another big game and we have to focus on getting the job done against Burnley.

“We finished strongly last year, we won 12 of our last 14 games but we just missed out on the title. That was disappointing but we have learned a lot and hopefully we can use that experience in the last 11 games and give it a real go and win as many games as we can.

“We’ve got to aim to win every game and I think we have got the ability to do that. We have got a good enough squad, we just have to make sure that we don’t get too carried away. Hopefully we can just keep building.”

Players Stepping Up

As the end of the season creeps ever closer, Liverpool are certainly finding extra gears when they need to.

After a miserable start to this campaign, picking up just 14 points in their first 10 games, the Reds have improved significantly and mirrored the football that almost won them the title last season.

Sunday's game against City was always going to be tough, however Liverpool dominated the game from the first to the final whistle.

Henderson - who captained the side replacing the injured Steven Gerrard - was an engine in the centre of the park and marked Citizens midfielder Yaya Toure closely and didn't allow the Ivorian to play.

Joe Allen has had his fair share of critics however he was always top-class alongside the 24-year-old in midfield.

At the beginning of the season, Rodgers called for two men to score more goals; one was the former Sunderland man and the other was Philippe Coutinho.

In the 11th minute, Henderson's curling effort left City goalkeeper Joe Hart helpless and midway through the second half, Coutinho did something similar.

No European Football

With Liverpool out of the Europa League it could do wonders for their chances of gaining a top-four finish.

Although they were magnificent last Sunday despite only arriving back to Liverpool at 4.30am in the morning following their loss to Besiktas in Istanbul, the effects would eventually take their place.

A trophy would have been fantastic but with the FA Cup still available to claim and Champions League spot up for grabs, most Kopites were not too disheartened about going out.

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