Jordan Henderson ruled out of Germany vs England and Lithuania clash with injury, says Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

Henderson will not be able to join up with Gareth Southgate's squad due to a foot injury

Ian Herbert
Chief Sports Writer
Sunday 12 March 2017 20:39
Jordan Henderson will not be fit to play either Germany or Lithuania
Jordan Henderson will not be fit to play either Germany or Lithuania

England will be without Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson for Gareth Southgate’s first game in permanent charge against Germany next week and the World Cup qualifier against Lithuania four days later.

Henderson has missed Liverpool’s last three matches, including Sunday’s win over Burnley, with a foot injury, and will definitely not be able to join Southgate’s squad, club manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed. “No chance,” Klopp said.

“The break hopefully is two weeks, we hope that will bring him back but he cannot train, cannot play against City. It makes sense he is doing the rehab. Hopefully he can run in the 2nd week of the international break.”

Henderson’s absence leaves Southgate with a question over who will captain the side if Wayne Rooney – who has started one game in six weeks at Manchester United – does not make England’s starting XI. Chelsea’s Gary Cahill is likely to deputise if Rooney does not make the starting line-up.

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