Jordan Henderson was back in action last night, after picking up an injury during the Reds’ 2-0 win over Chelsea in the Premier League last month.
It was a solid performance from the midfielder for the Three Lions, with the skipper winning a penalty – which was converted by Marcus Rashford – 20 minutes after Romelu Lukaku gave Belgium the lead.
England won the game 2-1 in the absence of Real Madrid superstar Eden Hazard, with Chelsea’s Mason Mount scoring the match-winning goal 25 minutes from full-time.
It was a heavily rotated team from Gareth Southgate following the previous 3-0 win over Wales, with three right-backs curiously named in the starting XI.
Trent Alexander-Arnold was seemingly playing as a RWB with Kieran Trippier on the left-flank, while Kyle Walker filled in as the right-sided centre-back in a three.
England were flat in the first-half, with Henderson’s winning of a penalty offering Southgate a lifeline – and there wasn’t much change in the second.
Mount’s match-winner was heavily deflected before bounding into Simon Mignolet’s net to make it 2-1 in the 65th minute.
The good news for Liverpool fans is that Hendo and Trent didn’t play the full 90; the skipper was taken off just after an hour and the full-back was removed with 15 minutes to go.