Southgate confirms Henderson injury

Southgate confirms Henderson injury

Injured duo Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling have returned to their respective clubs to undergo further assessment after withdrawing from the England squad.

Indeed, they were extremely unfortunate to come away with nothing in September's 1-0 home defeat against Gareth Southgate's men - only succumbing to an injury-time Raheem Sterling penalty before missing one of their own just a couple of minutes later.

Gareth Southgate has hinted his England squad are under pressure from their clubs not to play global football to minimise the risk of injury.

Choose your first-choice England XI for the upcoming Nations League match against Iceland.

Borussia Dortmund's 17-year-old Jude Bellingham would be the youngest player to start a game for England if he makes the first XI - beating Wayne Rooney's record.

Leicester will provide Liverpool with a stern test on Sunday, so they need as many star men available as possible.

Phil Foden and Declan Rice scored their first England goals in a 4-0 victory over Iceland on Wednesday to complete their Nations League campaign and the pandemic-impacted worldwide footballing year.

Southgate said players are keen to play for their country but find themselves in a "difficult situation" with their clubs.

Southgate said Premier League must reconsider its position on limiting clubs to making only three substitutions per match as injuries mount amid a congested schedule. "They want to get back out at Wembley and put on a good show for everybody and that's what we have to focus on".

Meanwhile, forward Mohamed Salah is set to miss Sunday's match against Leicester City as he isolates after testing positive for COVID-19. They are under huge pressure from their clubs.

"We do not just have two or three clubs in the title race any more, we're looking at six or seven clubs in England and there is huge pressure on every result", he added.

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