Jordan Henderson is targeting plenty more goals this season after he opened his account by having the last word in Liverpool's 4-2 Capital One Cup win over Notts County on Tuesday.

Daniel Sturridge's improvisation had restored the Reds' lead in extra-time at Anfield, but uncertainty continued to linger.

Henderson took matters into his own hands, however, and drove into the opposition penalty area where he side-footed calmly past Bartosz Bialkowski to put the game beyond the Magpies.

It was the midfielder's ninth goal for the club - his sixth of 2013 - and Henderson has his sights set on contributing more throughout the current campaign.

"I think it's important for midfielders to chip in with some goals," he told Liverpoolfc.com. "So if I can do that it will be brilliant. But the most important thing is contributing to the team.

"It was very a important win to keep that momentum going. We've made a good start and another win takes us onto the game against Manchester United.

"We'll go into that game very confident. We'll recover well from Tuesday night and everybody will be looking forward to the game come Sunday."

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Raheem Sterling fired the opener for Brendan Rodgers' side on the night before Sturridge weighed in with a second.

However, Notts County were a different proposition in the second half - and they pegged Liverpool back with shock strikes from Yoann Arquin and Adam Coombes.

Sturridge sprung into life before the interval in extra-time to collect a Philippe Coutinho pass and finish neatly - and then came Henderson's coolly taken solo effort.

"It was a bit of a relief to see the ball hit the back of the net," admitted the 23-year-old. "I think at 4-2 we knew the game was probably over as there was not long left.

"It was nice to score. The most important thing was to get the win. We would have liked it to have been a lot more comfortable, but things like that happen in football.

"We've got to go on and learn from it and make sure that if we're in that position again, we see the game out a lot more comfortably."