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Former England U21 manager Stuart Pearce believes Jordan Henderson will be a massive success at Liverpool.

The 23-year-old has been a key figure in Brendan Rodgers' side this season and has started in all the league games this season. The England international has bagged three goals and managed six assists for the Reds from 27 league games.

Henderson joined the Merseyside club from Sunderland in 2011. The midfielder had a poor start to his Anfield career, managing just two goals and an assist from 37 league appearances in his debut season. However, he has impressed this season under Rodgers with his impressive form for the Reds.

Pearce claims that Henderson's contribution to Liverpool will be massive in the coming years. The 51-year-old managed the former Sunderland midfielder while in charge of the England U21 side and is delighted to see the midfielder perform for his current employers.

"Jordan Henderson will be a massive success at Liverpool, I'm sure of that. Sometimes you need perseverance from youngsters. He is a young player who has come from his home town club [Sunderland]," Pearce told talkSPORT.

"He's gone to Liverpool and it's taken him a little while to settle. We spoke to him in depth when he was with the England Under-21s last year and it's fantastic to see him come in and grow with the job. He's a fantastic kid as well," he added.

Meanwhile, Henderson scored twice during Liverpool's 4-3 thrilling victory over Swansea City at Anfield during their last league fixture. His second was the final goal of the game, which helped the Reds seal three points against the Welsh club.

The England international believes his second goal was one of his best goals scored in the Merseyside club and has urged to further improve game.

"The second one was pleasing because I've been trying to arrive in the box a lot more, and to find the back of the net then was very pleasing as well. It was a good goal and that's probably the most important one I've scored here," Henderson explained.

"I've still got a long way to go and a lot to do to improve my game. Goals are one, but there are a lot of other things. I'll just continue to do what I've been doing and work hard in training. Hopefully I can keep improving," he said.