Brendan Rodgers has told Roy Hodgson that he must take midfielder Jordan Henderson to the World Cup in Brazil next Summer.
Henderson is enjoying his football under Rodgers and has shown that he has the determination to succeed at the club – and will be hoping that can he do the same with the national side.
And his manager has backed him to do just that.
“I think there is a great opportunity there for Jordan,” Rodgers said.
“I look at Jordan and I think he’s absolutely perfect for the World Cup squad. Firstly, in terms of the performance level he has shown so far this season.
“But also because when you go to a World Cup you are taking a squad with you. You need players who are going to be flexible and can play well in a number of positions and I am sure Roy Hodgson knows that.
“We have seen it already this season when he has played as a wing-back, as a wide midfield player in a 4-2-3-1 and as a central midfield player.
“Jordan plays all those positions really well.”
Henderson hasn’t figured for England since going to Euro 2012, though is believed to be in Hodgson’s thinking for the upcoming November friendlies at Wembley.