Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers (L) instructs Jordan Henderson during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester United at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England December 14, 2014.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers (L) instructs Jordan Henderson REUTERS/Phil Noble

Liverpool FC midfielder Jordan Henderson thinks that his current mentor, Brendan Rodgers, is one of the top managers in the world at the moment.

The 24-year-old England international has settled in well since moving from Sunderland in 2011, and credits his constant improvement in the middle of the park to Rodgers, who took the helm in 2012.

"The manager has been fantastic ever since he came to the club," he said.

"He's working really hard for us on the training field to ensure that tactically we are better and improving all the time."

"It's up to us as players to ensure we put that into practice on the pitch and we definitely did that against Swansea. We got our just rewards for that."

"The manager has always been the same. He has always looked to improve things on the training field."

"It's down to us as players to make sure we do that on matchdays. If we keep playing like that we'll get that consistency and more good results."

"The manager has always tried to help me as a player and improve me. He does that with everyone in the squad. He wants everyone to improve. For me, he's one of the top managers in the world."

"We just have to make sure we keep on putting in the hard work and listening to what he has to say. If we do that then we'll keep going in the right direction."

"On the training field he's always looking to improve us in every single way possible for us to have the best chance of winning games."

Rodgers has been under fire as of late for failing to rack up victories, but Henderson insists that the Irishman is working equally hard when it comes to tactical preparations.

"You can see that during games. If it's not going right in the first 10 to 15 minutes he will change something," he continued.

"He's outstanding at seeing what's happening in games and changing it whenever he needs to."

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