‘Ahead of schedule’ – Liverpool handed big injury boost as key man given international call-up

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Liverpool have been handed a significant boost ahead of the international break as Jordan Henderson was called up to the England squad.

The midfielder had been sidelined by a hamstring injury but a recovery ahead of schedule has put him in contention to grab minutes for the Three Lions’ upcoming Nations League clashes with Italy and Germany, as reported in a tweet by Paul Joyce.

The Merseysiders are still waiting on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita in the middle of the park, though an update on the skipper is another step in the right direction following Thiago Alcantara’s return to the fold.

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It’s a call that will, understandably, have some fans biting their fingernails given our history with England internationals returning from their non-domestic commitments with a fresh injury.

Still, we’d expect that the former Sunderland star will only be handed a minimal supply of minutes regardless, which should reduce the risk of a flare-up of his prior concern.

On a positive note, it provides us with a further option upon our return to league football on October 1 as our injury struggles in the middle of the park are abating.

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