Liverpool receives a major injury boost on Jordan Henderson as he joined the England squad despite not initially being included in Gareth Southgate’s squad.
Despite missing the Reds’ last three games due to injury, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been included in England’s team for the forthcoming Nations League matches against Italy and Germany.
Henderson, 32, suffered a hamstring injury in the second half of Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over Newcastle United in August, missing the team’s games against Everton, Napoli, and Ajax as a result.
It has now been confirmed that Henderson joined the Three Lions team on Monday night at their St. George’s Park training facility after clearing a number of fitness tests.
Henderson’s injury, which was initially deemed “not good” by his boss on August 31, has healed more quickly than expected.
It will be a much-needed lift for Klopp, who has dealt with a number of midfield-related ailments in the early stages of the season.
The Reds manager may be able to select his “first choice” three of Fabinho, Henderson, and Thiago for just the second time this year when Brighton visits Anfield on October 1.
Henderson has now joined Thiago Alcantara in getting back to full fitness, though.