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Southgate hails Liverpool captain Henderson: I'm going to watch this kid's career

England manager Gareth Southgate has sung the praises of Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.

Henderson has won 69 caps for England since making his debut in a 2010 friendly against France.

Southgate said in Henderson's documentary: “I remember a tucked in midfielder at Sunderland on the right-hand side and his ability to whip really wicked crosses into the box but the conversation that sticks in my mind is with Stuart Pearce [former England Under 21 coach].

“I remember going to watch the [England] Under 21s play and Stuart talking about how he thought this boy was going to be a really top player, how his mentality was going to be able to take him beyond so many others in the group.

“I was struck by that because, at that time, I was still learning about talent, youth development, what are the aspects that really make a difference on that journey.

“We can all spot the obvious talent but what about what they call whispering talents and so that conversation stuck with me forever really because you're then looking and thinking 'I'm going to track this kid and see how it all develops and how his career emerges really'."

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