Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson looks set to start England’s Euro 2024 qualifying clash with Ukraine tomorrow.
Henderson had missed Liverpool’s last two matches prior to the international break, with illness preventing him from playing. Despite that, Gareth Southgate deemed him well enough to be involved with the Three Lions.
And having sat out of Thursday’s win over Italy, Sky Sports report that Henderson will ‘probably’ play on Sunday instead.
Southgate has reportedly deemed the Reds skipper ‘good to go’ as he aims for back-to-back wins.
With Kalvin Phillips supposedly set to be the man to drop out, Henderson looks set to partner Liverpool transfer target Jude Bellingham in midfield.
Henderson still playing key England role
This is good news for Liverpool. Although it hasn’t been his best season at Anfield, the Reds definitely missed Henderson against Bournemouth and Real Madrid.
He may not have the legs that he used to, but the 32-year-old is still a man any coach would want in his team.
It says a lot about Henderson’s standing in the England camp that he was called up despite his illness over the last week.
As one of the older heads in a young squad, his experience is invaluable to Southgate. In a team without a huge amount of big trophies between them, Hendo has won the lot.
That nous will also perhaps be key to getting the best of of Bellingham. The two midfielders have spoken of their admiration for each other in the past and clearly have an excellent understanding.
Whether or not that can help Liverpool in their pursuit of the Borussia Dortmund man remains to be seen. Putting that to one side for now though, it’ll just be good to see the captain back out on the pitch. He’s got a big few months ahead.
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