Jordan Henderson hopeful over fitness ahead of Croatia clash

12 July, 2018, 03:41 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • Jurgen Klopp has been texting Liverpool FC star during the World Cup

Jordan Henderson is an injury doubt for England's World Cup semi-final against Croatia with a tight hamstring, Sky Sports News understands.

England advanced to the semifinal with a 2-0 victory over Sweden on Saturday while Croatia overcame Russian Federation in a penalty shootout.

"I was just a little bit tight before the game, so towards the last 20 minutes I just overstretched and I felt it a little bit", he said.

Southgate has named an unchanged lineup for the third successive knockout match as England aim to make their first final since 1966.

Now, Liverpool FC midfielder Henderson has admitted that he has been regularly hearing from his club manager during England's World Cup run.


According to the Liverpool captain Southgate has brought the team together and believes the team have improved their "tactical identity" since Southgate has taken control of the Three Lions.

'It's a special feeling to know that people back home and out here in Russian Federation are enjoying the experience just as much as we are, ' the midfielder said.

The Everton shot-stopper had another solid performance in England's 2-0 quarter-final victory over Sweden, keeping his first clean sheet of the tournament, and Capello praised the 24-year-old's positioning and reactions.

Zlatko Dalic's men advance to face France in the final on Sunday, but England can certainly be proud of their efforts having unexpectedly reached the final four of the competition.

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