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Ex-Liverpool star Whelan hopes Henderson can handle the pressure

Former Liverpool midfielder Ronnie Whelan says Jordan Henderson can succeed at Anfield if he handles the pressure.

The 20-year old is set to make a big-money transfer from Sunderland to Liverpool but Whelan has warned him that it will not be a walk in the park.

"He looks a very good player and he is talked about as being one of England's best young talents, so it appears to be a good signing by Liverpool," Whelan told the Liverpool Echo.

"He seems to have all the attributes needed to be a good central midfield player. He has good stamina and energy, he passes the ball well and his control is good.

"He looks an all-round player, and will add plenty to Kenny (Dalglish)'s squad.

"The key now for a young player like Jordan is how he handles the step up to a big club.

"Liverpool is not like Sunderland - they are expected to win every week, and so it remains to be seen how he handles the pressures that come with that."

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