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Gareth Southgate provides insight into Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson’s injury

Gareth Southgate provides insight into Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson’s injury

Gareth Southgate has provided an injury update on Liverpool and England star Jordan Henderson on Sunday.

Henderson & Grealish withdraw from England squad

England have had some very poor injury luck over the last week or so, which has seen several senior players withdraw from the nation’s squad.

Two of the latest to do so were Jordan Henderson and Jack Grealish. England released a statement to confirm that both players had suffered injuries, and were therefore set to return to their respective clubs:

“Henderson and Grealish have returned to their respective clubs for further assessment on injuries”

With the Three Lions set to take on minnows San Marino in their final World Cup qualifier, the injuries picked up by Henderson and Grealish should not prove too much of a blow.

Southgate provides Jordan Henderson update

However, the news was no doubt met with concern at both Manchester City and Liverpool. Liverpool have had their fair share of issues in midfield of late, with all of James Milner, Thiago, Naby Keita and Harvey Elliot picking up injuries at one point or another.

So, losing Henderson for any sort of prolonged period would mark a big blow for the Reds.

However, when speaking about the experienced midfielder on Sunday, Southgate suggested that both he and Grealish have only suffered minor issues, explaining:

“With Hendo, [it happened] within the game. There’s a precaution with both [Henderson and Grealish]. We’ve scanned them. There is small injuries on the scans so we hope that they’re not going to miss too much football from here on.

“It shouldn’t be too bad in either case but we just have to see how that progresses.”

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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