Three goals in five appearances during March ensured Jordan Henderson was today awarded Liverpool's Standard Chartered Player of the Month award at Melwood.

The 24-year-old midfielder collected the accolade after scooping 34 per cent of the fans' vote in a poll on this website.

It meant Henderson successfully saw off competition from Philippe Coutinho, who had been awarded the trophy for three consecutive months in December, January and February.

The Brazilian tallied 24 per cent of the overall total to finish second, while Simon Mignolet came third in the vote with 11 per cent.

Henderson captained Liverpool in all five of their matches in March.

He began the month with a stunning goal in the Reds' 2-1 victory over Manchester City at Anfield and followed that up with efforts against Burnley and Swansea City.

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Upon being presented with the award at Melwood, Henderson told "Thank you to the fans for all your support.

"There have been some good performances from the team and I managed to get on the scoresheet a few times as well, which was nice.

"But there were a couple of disappointing ones as well, so it was a bit mixed. But hopefully we can kick on from now until the end of the season, put that right and finish as high as we can.

"The top four is still realistic. It will be difficult, we're four points behind and City are a good side.

"So it will be difficult, but if we can win most of our games and put a little bit of pressure on them you never know what can happen. Hopefully we can do that."

The No.14 has six goals and eight assists in the Barclays Premier League this campaign and though the team's form is more important to him, Henderson hopes to maintain such a contribution.

"After you score one, they tend to come when confidence is quite high," the England international added.

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"You tend to be in the right positions a little bit more and getting forward more. I would put it down to a bit more confidence in front of goal and getting in the right places.

"I always say the most important thing is the team winning, first and foremost. But to influence games and contribute to that is a good feeling, whether that's assisting or scoring goals.

"As long as you're contributing to the team, you feel as though you're doing your job and helping your team win the game, which is always important."