Jordan Henderson believes Liverpool must be wary of the threat of Chelsea youngsters Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham at Stamford Bridge.
Both Mount and Abraham have returned from successful loan spells to play starring roles at the start of Frank Lampard’s Chelsea reign this season.
Chelsea’s transfer ban meant Lampard was unable to bring in reinforcements in the summer which has opened the door for the club’s academy products to come through and make an impact.
Mount and Abraham are expected to continue their run in the side when the Blues host Liverpool on Sunday, with Fikayo Tomori also likely to feature.
‘Frank’s done very good,’ Henderson told Sky Sports. ‘I think the way they’re playing is very good. They’ve got young kids but they’re top players, and certainly will be in the future.
‘They’ve got huge potential with the likes of Mason already training for England, I can see he’s got the right mentality to play football.
‘Technically he’s very good. Everyone can see that he’s hungry to be a very good player and is a very exciting prospect. He’s started the season very well along with Tammy.
‘They haven’t had a couple of results go their way, with the Sheffield United game and Valencia, but in terms of the way they’re playing I can definitely see an improvement.’
Mount was considered a doubt for Chelsea’s clash with Liverpool after suffering an ankle injury in the side’s defeat to Valencia, but the midfielder returned to training on Friday.