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Liverpool's Jordan Henderson joins England squad as he returns from injury

The Liverpool captain has not played since 31 August, and now replaces Kalvin Phillips in the international set-up.

Jordan Henderson (file pic).
Jordan Henderson (file pic).
Image: PA

JORDAN HENDERSON HAS joined up with the England squad for the Nations League games against Italy and Germany.

The Football Association confirmed on Tuesday morning that the Liverpool captain has replaced Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who will undergo surgery on a shoulder problem.

Henderson has missed Liverpool’s last three games due to a hamstring injury.

England face Italy in Milan on Friday, before hosting Germany at Wembley next Monday.

The Germany fixture is a final game for Gareth Southgate’s players before England begin their World Cup campaign against Iran in November.

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