Jordan Henderson hails Liverpool’s character

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Jordan Henderson says Liverpool have character in abundance as they fight for a top-four finish and success in the cups in the second half of the season.

The Reds came from behind to beat Championship side Bolton on Wednesday night to book their place in the FA Cup fifth round and are now preparing to go to local rivals Everton in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

After a difficult start to the campaign, Brendan Rodgers’ side have been much more like the team that almost won the Premier League last season in the past month and are currently just four points off fourth place heading into the weekend’s fixtures.

Henderson, who started on the bench for the clash with the Trotters, says the late victory on Wednesday – which was sealed thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho in the last five minutes – proves the team’s never-say-die attitude.

“There is a lot of character in the team and that’s important,” the midfielder said. “When there are a lot of games coming, you want people that are going to dig in and want to win, whether that’s in training or in games.

“We’ve definitely got that here. Everyone wants to win, everybody is together and we’ve been working well, especially in the last few months.

“We need to continue doing that, keep working hard and hopefully keep pushing up the league and do well in the cups.”

Liverpool are an unbeaten in seven in the league and the win over West Ham last weekend was their third on the bounce so they are unsurprisingly 2.25 favourites to beat Everton. The Toffees are available at 3.15 with the draw 3.25.

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