Jordan Henderson: Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling will become top player

England midfielder Jordan Henderson believes Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling will become a "top, top player"

Jordan Henderson: Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling will become top player

Jordan Henderson has backed Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling to become a “top, top player” ahead of the World Cup.

The 19-year-old Reds forward is being tipped to have a big impact at this summer’s major tournament in Brazil after making huge strides under Brendan Rodgers in the Premier League last season.

I’m sure he’ll go right to the very top. He’ll be a top, top player

Jordan Henderson

Sterling, who missed his country’s final warm-up game against Honduras due to suspension, scored nine goals and made five assists in 34 top-flight appearances last season.

England midfielder Henderson lavished praise on his Liverpool team-mate and backed the former Queens Park Rangers youth star to sparkle at the World Cup over the next month.

“You’ve seen that in the Premier League and even when he’s played for England,” said Henderson.

“He’s outstanding. He has no fear. For such a young boy he’s got great awareness and his knowledge of the game is really good.

“He can be a big plus for us in this World Cup. He can go as far as he wants to go.

“He’s got a good head on his shoulders, got good people around him, so he’s just got to keep working hard. I’m sure he’ll go right to the very top. He’ll be a top, top player.

“He will have been disappointed he could not feature against Honduras but in training he’s looked very, very good, so he’ll be thriving on this.”

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