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Liverpool captain Henderson: Bellingham? I really don't want to say this

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has no doubts about the talent of Jude Bellingham.

Bellingham has come to the fore for the Three Lions despite the team's disappointing form of late, and the Borussia Dortmund star now seems set to be one of the key figures for Gareth Southgate's side at this winter's World Cup.

Rumours of a potential summer transfer continue to swirl around the former Birmingham City talent, with Henderson's Liverpool one of the sides most closely linked, and the Reds skipper is in no doubts about the quality that Bellingham possesses.

"I like Jude, I think he's an amazing player," said Henderson told the Mirror while speaking at a McDonald's Fun Football event in Liverpool.

"He's a fantastic professional and his mentality is really key for his development.

"I almost don't want to big him up too much because he's still a young lad!

"There will be a lot of pressure on him at a young age, but of course he's a top, top player, and I'm sure he'll have a big part to play in Qatar."

Despite relegation from the Nations League, Henderson feels there were positives to take from recent results and performances.

"The Germany game was a snapshot of our mentality, and how we can come back as a group," he added.

"Two-nil down against Germany can go awfully and dreadfully wrong, and I think we reacted in the right way, stayed together through tough moments, and although unfortunately we didn't win the game I think we did really well to come back and salvage a draw.

"We were positive after the game.

"We're obviously going to go through difficult times as a team, and we've had our fair share of criticism over the past few camps, so it was nice to keep going and to show the mentality of the team, to keep fighting right until the end, and we nearly got our rewards."

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