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Despite making just one Premier League start this season, the 16 million pound midfielder is determined to be a success at Anfield.

Jordan Henderson has dismissed notions that he could be in line for a loan move away from Liverpool in January, instead reaffirming his desire to stay at Anfield and fight for his place.

The 22-year-old has become a bit-part player since Brendan Rodgers' arrival on Merseyside, having been a regular under former boss Kenny Dalglish, but made his first Premier League start of the season in the goalless draw with Swansea on Sunday.

The 16 million pound former Sunderland midfielder is intent on proving himself to Rodgers and becoming a permanent fixture in his starting lineup.

“A move to Liverpool has to be for life, not just for Christmas,” he told the Daily Mirror. “When I signed for Liverpool, I definitely wanted it to be long term. I want to make sure that when I am given opportunities I work hard and try to take them.

“It might be easier to throw a tantrum and walk away from a big club than fight to make it work. But it just gives me a different incentive to push on and go forward. I think the manager has seen that I have improved since he came into the club and I need to keep doing that and prove I can play in the league.”

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