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Liverpool boss Rodgers delighted with matchwinner Henderson

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers hailed matchwinner Jordan Henderson after victory at Europa League opponents Udinese.

Henderson's first European goal, and only third since his £16milllion summer 2011 transfer, put the Reds top of Group A.

"He is a great lad and works hard and has come in over the last month and made a good contribution to the team," said Rodgers of the midfielder, who has been a fringe player for most of the season.

"It was a very good finish and he was unfortunate not to get a second goal as the keeper made a wonderful save.

"He has that quality to arrive in the box and he has a finish in him so I am delighted for him and his hard work is paying off."

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