Jordan Henderson has been added to the England squad, despite missing Liverpool’s last three games

BREAKING NEWS: Jordan Henderson has been added to the England squad, despite missing Liverpool’s last three games through injury, blessing Jurgen Klopp despite previously saying his situation was ‘not good’.

  • Jordan Henderson has been added to the England squad for upcoming matches
  • Gareth Southgate did not initially mention Jordan Henderson in his 28-man squad
  • His presence is a boost for President Southgate, who saw Calvin Phillips withdraw
  • Henderson was forced out of injury during Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Newcastle
  • As a result, Henderson has missed Liverpool’s last three matches due to his problem

Jordan Henderson has been added to England’s squad for matches against Italy and Germany after a quicker-than-expected return from injury.

When Henderson damaged his hamstring in Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Newcastle on August 31, it was conceivable that he would be left out of these Nations League matches, with club manager Jurgen Klopp evaluating the situation as ‘not good’.

But once the injury began to wane, Henderson privately hoped to make enough progress for Gareth Southgate to include him in his plans for England’s final camp before the World Cup and kept in touch with the head coach.

Henderson has been added to the England squad for the matches against Italy and Germany

Jurgen Klopp has given his blessing despite previously saying his situation is 'not good'

Jurgen Klopp has given his blessing despite previously saying his situation is ‘not good’

Southgate did not initially name Henderson in his 28-man squad for the trip to Milan and the clash at Wembley, which was announced last Thursday, as the 32-year-old has not appeared in any of Liverpool’s three previous matches.

The plan, though, was for Henderson to join provided he had attended a number of sessions over the weekend without a problem, and as it was, St George’s Park reported late Monday night – no players had traveled to Burton while The The Queen’s funeral was underway.

Klopp was delighted with his captain’s departure with England to get some game time and had no worries about his fitness as there was a possibility he would be part of the Liverpool squad on their scheduled trip to Chelsea last weekend, had it not been postponed. .

Henderson’s availability is sure to be a boost for Southgate, which saw Calvin Phillips withdraw over the weekend – Phillips has played just 14 minutes in all competitions for Manchester City this season since his £42m move from Leeds.

Gareth Southgate did not initially mention Jordan Henderson in his 28-man England squad

Gareth Southgate did not initially mention Jordan Henderson in his 28-man England squad

Henderson was forced off in the 71st minute of Liverpool's 2-1 win over Newcastle due to injury

Henderson’s presence is certainly a boost for the England manager, who saw Calvin Phillips (right) withdraw over the weekend

There have also been concerns about the form of West Ham’s Declan Rice, who disappointed in his side’s 1-0 defeat to Everton on Sunday, and Chelsea’s Mason Mount. Other midfielders were named Judd Bellingham and James Ward-Prowse.

For Henderson, the possibility of participating in this camp is of great importance. He played only once for England in 2022 – the friendly at Wembley against Switzerland on March 26 – and did not make four matches in June, as Southgate felt he would benefit from a break.

However, as this was the last chance for the England team to be together before they head to Qatar in November, Henderson didn’t want to miss the chance – nor did Southgate, whom he considers one of his VIPs.

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