Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson branded selfish for not withdrawing from international duty

Jordan Henderson has been struggling with injuries lately.

The 30-year old midfielder has cast doubt over his fitness ahead of the summer Euros.

He was named in Southgate’s 26-man England squad despite being out of action for nearly four months.

Former England striker Gabriel Agbonlahor believes Henderson is being selfish for not withdrawing himself from the Euros.

“The thing that is really winding me up is the Henderson thing,” Agbonlahor told TalkSPORT on Wednesday night.

“He should just be honest with the manager now and say ‘you know what I am struggling here. I’m a leader and a captain in myself, I’ll do the right thing for the squad’.

“Bring in whoever you have to bring in as another central midfielder because this injury is playing up now.”

He continued: “I think [Henderson] is being selfish. If you look at it, the squad has been announced and he told Southgate he is not fit.

“They said the scans have come back and they’re fine but he knows himself that there is a niggle he is feeling.

“The tournament starts in 10 days, you are playing against Croatia, playing against a good team. You need to be at it, you need a training session before the game, you need some games in you.”


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