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Jordan Henderson says “fantastic” Liverpool target will be a “top player”

Jude Bellingham in action for Borussia Dortmund

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Jordan Henderson has shared his praise for Jude Bellingham, claiming the youngster will be a top player if he keeps working.

The 18-year-old has previously been heavily linked with the move to Anfield, however, ended up joining Borussia Dortmund from Birmingham.

Henderson is impressed by the England international’s current improvement and believes Bellingham shows fantastic maturity despite his young age.

“He is miles ahead of me when I was that age,” Liverpool captain admitted when speaking about the young star.

“Even at such a young age he shows fantastic maturity on and off the field. You can see how hungry he is to be a top player and has all the attributes to do that.

“I was trying to help as much as I could but to be honest he is a top player who has shown that in the big games for Dortmund. I see him going from strength to strength all the time.

“I don’t want to praise him too much and put too much pressure on him but he has a very good head on his shoulders, I’m told he has good people around him and a good family, and you can see that is an important part of him. I think he will be a top player going forward.”

Then he added: “Even at such a young age he looks ready to play in the big games. I watch him for Dortmund and the way he performs is outstanding.

“He showed again what he can bring. A year down the line he is only going to get better so he could have a big influence.”

“But for me I’d say for him to just keep doing what he’s doing. Keep working hard every day in training, stay focused on what you want to achieve.

“Just keep your feet on the ground and concentrate on football. If he does that and stays fit he’ll be a top player. He already is a top player but he’ll go from strength to strength in the next [few] years.”

Source: Liverpool Echo 

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