LIVERPOOL. — Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said Jordan Henderson could aspire to reach an even higher level after the midfielder’s impressive display in his side’s 2-0 victory over Burnley. Henderson gave Liverpool the lead in the first half of Wednesday night’s English Premier League soccer clash at Anfield when he powerfully struck a half-volley into the bottom-right corner from just outside the penalty area.

The stand-in Liverpool captain also provided a magnificent cross from the right flank for Daniel Sturridge to head in the hosts’ second goal after halftime.

Henderson’s all-round determination and drive have seen him singled out as the likely successor for the Liverpool captaincy when Steven Gerrard leaves for Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of the season.

As well as Henderson’s leadership qualities, Rodgers was equally complimentary about his growing ability as a player and believes there is no limit to what the 24-year-old England international can achieve.

“Jordan is improving all the time,” Rodgers said. “And as he matures he’ll become even better. He’s always had natural athleticism. — AFP.