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Jordan Henderson joins England squad to replace Kalvin Phillips in Nations League

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Jordan Henderson joins England squad to replace Kalvin Phillips in Nations League

Henderson returns to England ahead of Friday’s match in Italy and the Monday clash against Germany.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has joined the England squad for the Nations League games against Italy and Germany.

The Football Association confirmed on Tuesday morning that the 32-year-old has replaced Kalvin Phillips, who will undergo surgery on a shoulder problem.

The Reds skipper has missed his club’s last three games due to a hamstring injury that manager Jurgen Klopp initially expected to rule him out for the rest of September.

But Liverpool said the midfielder was able to join up with England as he had “made good progress in his recovery”, meaning he “is set to return to full training this week”.

Henderson was rested for June’s four Nations League matches after a hectic season with Liverpool and returns to England ahead of Friday’s match in Italy and the Monday clash against Germany.

That Wembley fixture is a final game for Gareth Southgate’s players before England begins their World Cup campaign against Iran in November.

According to the Daily Mail, Klopp is also happy for Henderson to build up his fitness with the national team ahead of next month’s Premier League resumption.

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