Liverpool regulars Jordan Henderson and Andy Robertson are set to go head to head in today’s massive Euro 2020 game.
England take on neighbours Scotland in a huge clash in Group D.
The two teams had contrasting fortunes in their opening games.
The Three Lions defeated Croatia in what many believed would be their toughest game of the group stage.
Raheem Sterling ensured the three points with a 57th-minute winner on Sunday.
The next day, Scotland suffered a 2-0 loss to the Czech Republic.
Patrick Schick scored a brace, including what can only be described as one of the best goals in Euros history, to break Tartan Army hearts.
A win for either side today will be huge.
For England, it will secure their path into the last 16. For Scotland, a win gives them a very good chance of reaching the knockout stages themselves.
The winner will receive not only three points, but the all-important bragging rights.
Big occasion for Henderson and Robertson
The presence of Robertson and Henderson in the squads will mean that even non-British Liverpool fans will have a firm interest in the game.
Each player is a big leader in their respective sides. Robertson is the Scotland captain, while Henderson is England’s vice-captain.
We would actually argue that Henderson is England’s main leader. He is a lot more vocal and than Harry Kane.
Despite their high standings, the Liverpool duo will likely have very different roles tomorrow.
Robertson gave one of the performances of the tournament so far in matchday 1. Despite his team’s loss, he created numerous chances from left-wingback
He will be the man that his teammates look for again tomorrow. In fact, he is probably the only Scot that would walk into England’s best XI.
Meanwhile, Henderson didn’t feature at all against Croatia. He is still on the comeback trail from an injury that saw him miss the last three months of the Premier League season.
He is physically fit, but not match fit.
His replacement in the side, Kalvin Phillips, gave a man of the match performance last time out, so it is unlikely that Henderson will regain his place just yet.
Hopefully, he will see some action off the bench. Southgate would be mad not to use his leadership ability to see out the game or encourage a comeback.
No matter what, it will be great to see any interaction between Henderson and Robertson on the pitch at some stage.
Despite their friendship, there will be no punches pulled for 90 minutes come 8 o’clock.