Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has been spotted in full training for England today after recovering from injury.
As seen on Football Daily, the Liverpool captain was filmed taking part in the Three Lions session at St George’s Park.
It comes after Henderson sat out of training yesterday to follow an individual plan. The 32-year-old has only just returned from a hamstring injury that saw him miss three weeks of action.
England take on Italy and Germany over the next four days as they ramp up preparations for this winter’s World Cup.
Henderson looking good for World Cup place
Henderson’s re-inclusion to the England squad earlier in the week was a real surprise. The skipper was called up after Kalvin Phillips had to pull out through an injury of his own.
He hasn’t played for Liverpool since August. Subsequently, few supporters would have expected Gareth Southgate to opt to bring his vice-captain in.
But that’s exactly what he did. With Jurgen Klopp’s blessing, Henderson was reportedly desperate to join up with his nation.
The midfielder missed England’s last squad in June. As a result, he’s said to have been keen to return to the squad to cement his place at the upcoming tournament.
Barring any further injury, you’d think Henderson would now be assured of his seat on the plane to Qatar.
As an experienced member of a young team, his leadership skills are invaluable for club and country. He may no longer be a starter at any given time for Southgate, but he’s vital for steering the likes of Jude Bellingham in the right direction.
It isn’t just for off the field stuff that he’s important, though. He’s still got plenty to offer as a footballer. It’s not for nothing that Jurgen Klopp has previously called him ‘outstanding’ via The Daily Mail.
Hopefully his return to full training is a sign that he’s now over his injury problem. Liverpool’s midfield issues are now easing, and Henderson’s return is another big positive step in the right direction.