Henderson confirms Fulham “was an option”

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Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has impressed of late and has forced his way into the starting eleven under Brendan Rodgers after being linked with a move away last summer.

Video: Henderson discusses his LFC year

The England under-21 international was linked with a move to Fulham last summer and admits it “was an option”.

He told The Express:

“Fulham was an option, but I felt I had more to give here, that I could help the team, that I was improving and I could give something back.”

After finding himself out of Rodgers plans early in the season, Henderson has forced his way into the side and most fans have noted how much stronger we look in midfield when he plays alongside Lucas and Steven Gerrard.

“I have been working with the manager on the tactical side of the game, which I think has improved.

“I am thinking about the game a lot more. I am more disciplined in terms of when to press and when to make the forward runs.

“I have improved this season. If I look back on my performances I’m more mature, disciplined, more tactically aware. I just have to keep going in that direction.”

The 22 year-old confirmed he is one of the players who has worked with Dr. Steve Peters:

“I’ve been to see him. He has been brilliant, someone you can talk to if you want to understand how you can improve mentally. A lot of the time football is mental as much as physical.”

Henderson took his tally of goals to 6 with his double against Newcastle last week.

Henderson was signed by Kenny Dalglish for £16m in 2011 and had a tough first season at Anfield, being used as a right sided midfielder by Dalglish. But he has looked much more comfortable in a more central role this season.

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