Jordan Henderson has been slammed by the media after the former Liverpool midfielder’s performance for England last night.
The now-Al-Ettifaq star was given the nod in Gareth Southgate’s starting XI to face Ukraine despite Henderson’s controversial move to Saudi Arabia this summer.
With Harry Maguire also in the line-up, the England manager is once again facing heat from fans and pundits for his odd selection choices, with Henderson another player who has been questioned.
Media disappointed with Henderson after England display
With England drawing 1-1 in Poland against Ukraine, Henderson was one player who was signalled out by the press as having a poor game for the Three Lions.
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The Daily Mail were also critical of Henderson, with the publication noting that the midfielder looked ‘a yard off pace’ in what was a performance to forget for the 33-year-old.
Southgate has to consider dropping Liverpool’s former captain
Henderson’s move to Saudi Arabia has firmly put the midfielder’s England future in the spotlight, and Southgate simply has to make the decision soon to drop the former Liverpool star.
Henderson has been a key part of the Three Lions’ set-up under Southgate, yet the midfielder is clearly at the end of the road with the national team.
With a golden generation coming through led by Jude Bellingham, the sooner Henderson is out for England the better, with the 33-year-old taking up valuable minutes for other prospective players.