England midfielder Henderson hopeful over fitness ahead of Croatia clash

Rex Christensen
July 11, 2018

Jordan Henderson is an injury doubt for England's World Cup semi-final against Croatia with a tight hamstring, Sky Sports News understands.

The Liverpool skipper has earned praises from pundits for his role in England's impressive campaign so far at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

France and Belgium will face off in the other last-four clash on Tuesday in Saint Petersburg.

The squad resume training on Monday for the first time since Saturday's quarter-final win over Sweden at their Repino base after having a rest day on Sunday.

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Capello struggled to find a goalkeeper he trusted during his England reign, famously dropping former West Ham 'keeper Rob Green after he made a massive error in the opening game of the 2010 World Cup, and he has hailed the performances of the current number one Jordan Pickford.

"Yeah [regular contact] after games normally, and he's so happy", Henderson said prior to the victory over Sweden.

England batsman Jason Roy however could not repeat his captain's feat and fluffed his lines - let's just say the pressure got to him. "Come on!' So he's buzzing that we're doing well".

The Reds will be looking to mount a serious Premier League title challenge next season as they aim to try and win their first trophy since Klopp's appointment at Anfield back in October 2015.

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