John Aldridge believes Reds midfielder Jordan Henderson is in the best form of his Liverpool career and expects the accolade of England U21 player of the year to further boost the 22-year-old's confidence.
Henderson has started each of the side's last four fixtures, also finding the back of the net with a blistering finish at home to Norwich and a determined individual effort at Arsenal.
Former Reds striker Aldridge has been suitably impressed with Henderson's recent form.
"I have to applaud Jordan Henderson for turning his Liverpool career around," he told the Liverpool Echo.
"I've been among his critics as when we bought him I expected a lot more. But now he's coming to the party.
"He played really well at Arsenal and I thought Sunday was his best display for the club. He's working really hard and justifying his place ahead of Joe Allen.
"Being crowned England U21 player of the year will only enhance his confidence and I'm delighted for him."