Southgate pleased with Henderson


England manager Gareth Southgate has praised midfielder Jordan Henderson.

The Liverpool captain has been an integral part of his country making it all the way to the World Cup semi-finals in this Summer’s competition and he has been credited for an increase in quality by his boss.

“I think the quality of his game has gone onto another level this season.” Southgate said.

“Jordan is a player that has been underestimated for a long time. I watched him a lot at Sunderland as a young player.

“He has the total trust of his manager at club level. He’s an outstanding person with outstanding leadership qualities.

“His positional understanding, his reading of danger, you can see he’s seeing really clear pictures with the ball.

“A couple of his through balls the other night were exceptional.

“He’s playing at the top of his game, we’re very fortunate to have him.” he finished.

England take on Croatia on Wednesday evening for a place in Sunday’s World Cup final, with kick-off at 19:00.

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