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Henderson focus on title push

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is determined to drive Liverpool on to the league title - to honour captain Steven Gerrard.

A domestic championship is the only gap in Gerrard's CV, but this season he is as close as he has ever been to ending the club's 24-year title drought.

"He was brilliant for us against Sunderland (in their 2-1 midweek win) and if

anyone deserves a league title it is him," said Henderson.

"We have all dreamed of winning the Premier League title and no-one deserves it more than him.

"We are doing it for ourselves, our families, the fans, the club and for him as well.

"Obviously we are dreaming and believing because all you want to do as a footballer is win the Premier League, that is one of your dreams."

Manager Brendan Rodgers has worked hard to minimise the expectation on his side, and Henderson concedes that there is no margin for error if they are to prevail this season.

"You have to not listen to the news or read papers and just concentrate on your football, enjoy going into training and working hard," he said.

"A lot of people are going to talk, dream and believe outside the club and that's fine.

"We can dream but at the same time we have to keep our feet on the ground. I don't think we can look too far into the future, we have to focus on the next game and take it as it comes.

"We have seven big games left and Tottenham is our main focus. We have to win every game, I don't think there is any room for slip-ups.

"All season we have felt we could go into games and win and so we have to do the same for the last seven games.

"City and Chelsea are big games but Tottenham is just as big as those because they will come here and make it difficult because they are a good team."