Jordan Henderson says Paul Pogba is world class

Jordan Henderson of Liverpool is shown a yellow card by referee Felix Zwayer during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Liverpool and FC Porto at Anfield on...

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will face Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday.

Jordan Henderson of Liverpool shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London,...

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has told The Times that Manchester United star Paul Pogba is world class.

The former Sunderland star made the comments ahead of the Premier League game between United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

While 27-year-old England international midfielder Henderson is set to line up for the Reds, 24-year-old France international midfielder Pogba could feature for the Red Devils.

The former Juventus star has been criticised by pundits such as Graeme Souness, as quoted by The Daily Mail, for his performances this season.

Henderson, who joined Liverpool from Sunderland in the summer of 2011 for a transfer fee reported by The Telegraph to be worth £20 million, has spoken highly of Pogba.

Jordan Henderson of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Huddersfield Town at Anfield on October 28, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

“Pogba is another example,” Henderson told The Times. “Because of how good he is and what is expected of him, people expect to see something special every single game.

“Of course, at times, he is human. He is going to make mistakes, he will have poor games, but ultimately he is a world-class player and will respond in the best way.

“He would not have got to where he has with a weak mentality or not caring about things.”

Paul Pogba of Manchester United receives treatment from the medical team during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Manchester United and FC Basel at Old Trafford on September...

Big game

United and Liverpool are two of the biggest clubs in the world, and Saturday afternoon’s match between the two sides promises to be hugely entertaining.

With both the teams aiming to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season, the game is going to be very important.

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