Jordan Henderson replaces injured Kalvin Phillips in England squad

Jordan Henderson has joined up with the England squad for the Nations League games against Italy and Germany.

The Liverpool captain replaces Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who will undergo surgery on a shoulder problem.

Henderson has missed Liverpool's last three games due to a hamstring injury, but has passed a number of fitness tests over the weekend.

England face Italy in Milan on Friday, before hosting Germany at Wembley next Monday.

The Germany fixture is a final game for Gareth Southgate's players before England begin their World Cup campaign against Iran in November.

Henderson's only England game in 2022 was a 2-1 friendly win over Switzerland in March so a return to the fold will certainly boost his chances of getting into the World Cup squad.

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